Coronavirus Business Support

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Coronavirus (COVID‑19) support is available to employers and the self-employed, including sole traders and limited company directors. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed.

Use this business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.

Additional Restrictions Support Grant

The six District Councils across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are now accepting applications for their respective Additional Restrictions Support Grant schemes.

Resource has been made available from Central Government for District Councils across the region to help those businesses which are not eligible for the Local Restriction Support Grant but are still severely impacted by the second national restrictions.

To be eligible your business must be either;

Forced to close due to the national restrictions – but not eligible under the Local Restriction Support Grant (LRSG); or

Allowed to remain open, but significantly impacted by the restrictions due to being a principal supplier into businesses which have been forced to close

If you are eligible you may be entitled to a grant of up to £3,000 based on the criteria which the government has set for the Local Restrictions Support Grant.

Further criteria include:

You cannot also be claiming support through either LRSG or Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

Your business must have been open and trading prior to lockdown on 4th November

Your business must be based in the relevant district

Home-based businesses and mobile businesses are eligible but you must be able to demonstrate they are based within the relevant district

How to apply

You can apply via your district council’s website using the links below.

Due to high demand and limited funding, it will not be possible to fund all applications and therefore the CPCA nor your District Council cannot guarantee any application made will be successful.

Cambridge City

East Cambridgeshire



Peterborough City

South Cambridgeshire

Our support for businesses and the self-employed includes: 

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121 Support Sessions by Business Coaches

These sessions with our external and experienced Business Coaches will give you an opportunity to ask any questions you have and also discuss how your business can adapt and build back stronger. These 121 sessions are pre-funded by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Growth Hub.

 Localised Lockdown Business Support

Keeping You Informed

We will reach out to businesses within the region to make sure they are aware of all the support we offer. New services are being introduced each month. Use the link above the sign up to the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority  Business Bulletin to help you stay abreast of the latest updates and developments. 

Localised Lockdown Business Support

Social Media

Our team will launch a targeted campaign across our social media channels to get key messages and information about support schemes out to affected businesses quickly. Use the links below to connect with the Growth Hub on social media.

 Localised Lockdown Business Support


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority are providing free access to a range of webinars that are designed to support your business through the impact of COVID 19. 



If you need business support, speak to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Growth Hub on 01480 277923 or email