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SMEs in C&W urged to apply for new government grants

Published on Thursday, 06 August 2020

Small businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire hit by the Coronavirus pandemic can apply for new grants from the government to boost their recovery.

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COVID business grant schemes to close on 12 August

Published on Monday, 03 August 2020

More than £50m has been paid out in COVID related business grants to support 4,000 Coventry companies that have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Business group encouraging innovation among Coventry and Warwickshire SMEs

Published on Thursday, 30 July 2020

A group which is celebrating its fifth anniversary is encouraging innovative small businesses to get in touch with its members to access grants and support.

Council backs new temporary pavement licensing policy

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2020

Councillors are set to approve a new temporary pavement licensing policy that will enable pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues to increase the availability of seating and tables outside venues in the city.

More business support funding available now

Published on Friday, 10 July 2020

Businesses that have not been eligible for previous Government COVID-19 related support schemes are invited to apply for Coventry City Council’s second round of the Discretionary Business Grant Fund.

Plans to reopen pubs, bars and restaurants in city – next steps

Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Coventry City Council and other agencies have been getting in touch with all businesses to help them reopen safely including pubs, bars and restaurants which are able to open after Saturday 4 July.

Two local businesses access support

Published on Monday, 20 April 2020

Two local businesses have praised the Council’s swift support in helping them access vital grant funding.

Three business support programmes extended until 2023

Published on Thursday, 09 April 2020

Three programmes, aimed at supporting small and medium sized business in Coventry and Warwickshire, have been extended until June 2023 and provided with additional funding.

Over 850 Coventry businesses access vital support

Published on Thursday, 09 April 2020

Over the last week, more than £10.8 million in small business grants has been paid to over 850 eligible Coventry businesses

New support available for Coventry businesses

Published on Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Coventry businesses affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic can now apply to the Government’s Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.

Call for businesses to help with vital supplies

Published on Monday, 30 March 2020

The Council has issued a call to all businesses in the city to see if they can help source some vital supplies.

Belgrade Plaza purchase

Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Coventry City Council’s cabinet looks set to approve a plan to purchase the long leasehold for land and commercial property around Belgrade Plaza.

Helping city businesses

Published on Monday, 03 February 2020

An innovative new scheme has been helping businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire find the investment they need to grow their business.


New additional licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation HMOs to be introduced in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Coventry will be starting an additional licensing scheme on May 4 to improve the management and condition of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).


New Battery Industrialisation Centre powers up with additional cash boost

Published on Friday, 20 December 2019

Coventry is set to receive millions of pounds in extra funding to make sure the new UK Battery Industrialisation Centre is a world leader for years to come.

Coventry is bucking the national trend for productivity and patent applications.

Published on Thursday, 07 November 2019

With a strong economy and employment rates up, Coventry saw productivity rise by 3.3% compared to a 3.1% nationally.

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