Discretionary Grants Update

14 May Coronavirus Update

The government have published guidance on the Local Authority Discretionary Fund for businesses which was announced on 1st May. 

Blackburn with Darwen Council are using the guidance to develop a local scheme of grants.  We will let you know when more information is available.

Ask the Experts: Planning Ahead’ online Q&A forum

Just sending you a gentle reminder that our ‘Ask the Experts: Planning Ahead’ online Q&A forum is still open for any questions you have about the changes to restrictions, the challenges facing your business, and the way ahead. 

This event is brought to you by Blackburn BID, BwD Hive and BwD Council, working in partnership to support businesses.

You can ask any question, anonymously, and without having to register or login, here: https://www.blackburnbid.co.uk/coronavirus-qa/

You can also see questions that have been asked already and might be of help to you.

The forum will be open until Sunday evening.  By asking a question you won’t only help yourself, but you’ll also be helping lots of other businesses in the area.

Ian Brown Chair of BwD Hive, Nicola Clayton Chair Blackburn BID and Councillor Phil Riley Executive Member for Growth and Development said of the session: “This is a critical time for local business as we begin the transition to the new normal.

“We urge all businesses that are struggling or who are unsure what its next steps are to reach out and get involved with these sessions. We are pleased that together we are facilitating advice sessions like ‘Ask The Experts’; providing the opportunity for our businesses to support each other as we continue on our shared journey to nurture a strong local economy.”

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