Coronavirus Business Support

03/04/2020: Extended Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) 

The Government has extended the CBILS so that all viable small businesses affected by COVID-19, and not just those unable to secure regular commercial financing, will now be eligible should they need finance to keep operating during this difficult time. 

Please find further details here:

31/03/2020: Bussiness Support Grants

Applications are now open for Small Business Grants and Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grants. Fill in the form here:

The start of 2020 has been extremely tough with the impact of flooding and Coronavirus. The York Business Improvement District (BID), Make It York and the City of York Council are co-ordinating efforts to ensure business owners have information on how to access help at this time.

The Chancellor has set out a package of measures to help businesses through this period of disruption. For information on how to access these measures, York businesses are being encouraged to visit for the latest business support updates.

This portal summarises what support is available, how to access it, and it will be kept updated in the coming days as more information is released from the government.

This Government 'Coronavirus Finacial Support' website offers further information about the support available:


Other Support:

YorkMix are promoting those businesses still open for free here 
The People Panel is an online support group made up of professionals from HR, legal and other professional services.
Anyone interested should contact for details of how to register for the sessions.
A virtual high street
York's 'Virtual' City Centre was set up in response to the COVID19 global pandemic having a catastrophic effect on city centre traders. It aims to encourage local people to spend locally, to keep our local economy. 
The York Press Campaign 'Supporting Local Businesses'
Offering free adverts to independent and family-owned businesses.
If you would like to talk to a member of our team about the information above, please feel free to get in touch on or 01904 809970.
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