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

Meet the team

Chris George<br />
Growth Hub Manager

Chris George

Growth Hub Manager

Chris is an experienced professional with over 30 years knowledge and experience in sales and marketing in the public sector along with 15 years working for two mainstream automotive manufacturers in the sub 10,000 fleet. Delivered sustainable change in a vast range of industries, whilst constantly updating and developing core competencies and knowledge.

Working in the Local Authority sector for the last 15 years has resulted in Chris turning around failing territories to becoming some of the best performing areas in the country, with excellent stakeholder engagement and a passion for premium delivery. Outside of work, Chris is a keen gardener, and also likes property restoration and reading.

Ashleigh Jackson<br />
Growth Hub Business Advisor

Ashleigh Jackson

Growth Hub Business Advisor

A proven senior influencer and sales professional with more than 25 years’ experience in brand building and driving category growth within the private sector.

“I have a strong research background, alongside vast experience in sponsorship and corporate events management.

My work has initiated good working partnerships with many Local Authorities across Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and London. I have also worked with many multi-national brands including KPMG, Barclays, EasyJet, Kingston Smith LLP, London Stansted Airport, Morgan Sindall and Heineken. I’m proud to be able to enhance on the work we do here at the CPCA Growth Hub and build on many success stories.

Away from the business, health and fitness is important to me, being in the great outdoors, and enjoying fun times and relaxation with family and friends”.

Stuart Thomas<br />
Growth Hub Business Advisor

Stuart Thomas

Growth Hub Business Advisor

Stuart is a former small business owner and former Business Link Advisor and has also worked as a project manager for an international IT company, overseeing a large number of IT projects for large corporate enterprises, as well as large public sector organisations.

Stuart has served as a director for an international timber trading company and has also been a director of a local independent radio station, where he mentored a number of new staff. Prior to this he spent time as a secondary school teacher, teaching IT and business studies at both GCSE and A level.

Liana Sannah Growth Hub Business Analyst

Liana Sannah

Growth Hub Business Analyst

Liana is an experienced professional with over 15 years’ experience as an Executive Assistant. Liana has previously been employed by Warner bros, Daily Mirror, Aviva and AXA. These roles have given her a wide range of skills and in a vast range of industries.

Liana has been working in the Local Authority sector for almost three years, as a Growth hub advisor and producing the Monthly BEIS report. In her leisure time, Liana enjoys cooking, interior design and watching movies.