Covid-19 Guidance D2N2 Growth Hub

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Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises, plus more than £100 million discretionary funding will be made available for local authorities to support other businesses.

Nationally, around 200,000 businesses will be eligible for business grants which will be administered by local authorities.

Please contact your local authority for details but be aware that the guidance for the scheme is unlikely to be available to them until January 2022.

Find out more information on Leisure and Hospitality Grant, click here


The government is reintroducing the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (SSPRS). This will be a temporary scheme to support employers facing heightened levels of sickness absence due to COVID-19. The SSPRS will refund small and medium-sized employers’ COVID-related SSP costs for up to two weeks per employee.

Please see Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Fact sheet for more information, here

For information on how to use the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate scheme, click here


The government has introduced a new Kickstart Scheme in Great Britain, a £2b fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at people aged between 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment.

This scheme is live until June 2022.

Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

Find more guidance and promotional materials, click here

Local authorities can receive information and funding from the Government specifically for their local area.

Details of support available from your local authority, can be accessed by clicking on the logo of your local authority below

If you are unsure which local authority you are in, click here

Find Your Local Authority

Amber Valley Borough Council


  Derby City Council        


Newark and Sherwood District Council

Ashfield District Council


Derbyshire Dales District Council


North East Derbyshire District Council

Bassetlaw District Council


Erewash Borough Council


Nottingham City Council

Bolsover District Council



Gedling Borough Council


Rushcliffe Borough Council

Broxtowe Borough Council


High Peak Borough Council


South Derbyshire District Council

Chesterfield Borough Council


Mansfield District Council





Building Business Resilience

  • The Building Business Resilience Programme is a support package available to businesses across the East Midlands.

  • The focus of this support is on practical advice and guidance to become more resilient for the future, including impacts of Covid.

  • Tailored support for international trade, including new importing regulations, is available through events and 1-2-1 activity.

Learn More about Building Business Resilience


Universal Credit


Covid-19 Safe


Sector Specific Guidance

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