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We are working with the business community through the current COVID-19 pandemic to ensure they are supported with information, advice and services. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at

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Grant Schemes

Grant schemes are open for application by businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Answering the questions below will help you to see which grants your business may be eligible for:
Please note: where (Closed) is used, this refers to the business being closed, due to tier or national restrictions, rather than the grant itself being closed. All grants mentioned below are currently open for applications.
Has your business been forced to close as part of the government’s COVID-19 Tier or National restrictions, and is the commercial premises it trades from on the business rating list?
If the answer to this question is yes, you may be eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed), (Closed) Addendum or Sector funds. Full eligibility and the application process can be found here
Is your business in the hospitality, accommodation or leisure sectors?
If it is, as well as the (Closed) grant for Lockdown, you may also be eligible for a Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) if your business has a fixed commercial property in Tameside. Full eligibility and the application process can be found here
If you are unable to answer ‘Yes’ to either of the above questions you may be eligible for the Additional Restrictions Grant.
The Additional Restrictions Grant is open to applications from businesses that have a fixed commercial property in Tameside, are severely impacted by COVID-19 and were ineligible for LRSG (Closed); (Closed) Addendum or (Sector) grants.  Full eligibility and the application process can be found here

On 5 January, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a £4.6 billion fund for a round of grants to support businesses through the lockdown. This extra funding was distributed to local authorities to use for new grants to support businesses who have been forced to close due to restrictions imposed by the latest national lockdown, and to top up each area's Additional Restrictions Grant fund pots, to allow further support for businesses who have not been forced to close, but who have been affected by COVID-19.

If you have already been successful in applying for grants, you will automatically receive the extra payments from these schemes, you do not have to re-apply.

Tameside Employment Fund

We will ensure Tameside Employment Fund grants are efficiently paid to make sure businesses which have taken on staff through the scheme are supported.

If you would like more information on how your business can benefit from the Tameside Employment Fund (TEF) and support a young person into employment please click here TEF Scheme.

Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub

The Business Growth Hub is the main source of advice and guidance to businesses in Greater Manchester and they have put together a dedicated COVID-19 response website which has frequently asked questions, webinars and guides on various topics such as cash-flowlegal issues and setting up remote working.

Tameside Business Resilience Clinic

The Tameside Business Resilience Clinic has now launched with the aim of facilitating free advice and support to Micro and SME businesses across Tameside. The new clinic will operate across a range of platforms to make it easy for businesses to access, using webinars, emails and phone calls by appointment.  The support provided includes signposting to existing help from the Business Growth Hub, such as online workshops or webinars; matching relevant professionals like managing directors, human resources specialists and supply managers to local businesses.
To find out more information and to register for support click here: Tameside Business Resilience Clinic

Redundancy Support

Tameside Council’s Redundancy Support page has been created to enable individuals and employers to easily access support, training and guidance. If you are an employer who needs to make redundancies or an individual who is at risk or has been made redundant then help and support is available to help you through this challenging time.


Make Mental Health Your Business

During this challenging time ‘Make Mental Health Your Business’ by knowing what support is available for everyone in your business including yourself. The following links give you easy access to a wealth of mental health and wellbeing support:

Tameside & Glossop Mental Health Support including Mental Health Support for Staff – TGMH Support
Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health and Work During the Coronavirus Outbreak – MHF Support
Mental Health at Work, Your first stop for better Mental Health at Work – MH@W Support

The Working Well Early Help programme offers free personalised support and advice if you have a disability or health condition in Greater Manchester and are off work due to ill health.
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