We are working hard to ensure we can provide support to all businesses in the region, no matter size or sector, which is why we have launched a variety of funding and support packages and continue to adapt and develop new provisions. We also appreciate that each sector will need specific support and guidance related to their sector. There is a range of support available for a variety of sectors, all in one place below:
Creative Growth South provides free, personalised support to creative businesses and freelancers in the Solent region to help them build a sustainable income and prepare for growth.
The project is targeted at freelancers or micro businesses with 3 months or more trading experience and with a projected turnover of between £10k and £30k.
Support could include a diagnostic session or up to six personalised business support sessions to enable micro businesses to bounce back after COVID-19.
Spektrix is an online converter to help convert refunds into donations to the business during this challenging time. The tool is available for free to all cultural organisations, regardless of the ticketing system used.
Creative Industries Federation are offering free membership for 6 months in order to help creative individuals and businesses in this time of crisis. Sign up at the federation website.
Firstsite are providing free artist activity packs to keep artists inspired. The packs include contributions from UK artists such as Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Idris Khan and many more. It is completely free to download, simply fill in the form.
Are you in the maritime industry and can you spare us 5 minutes of your time?
Please complete the survey below to help us, help you.
Kevin George,Solent LEP Board Director and Maritime UK Solent Chairman, said:
"Working throughMaritime UK, we have developed a short survey to better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Solent maritime sector, the uptake by businesses in the sector of Government support initiatives, and to understand from you the additional interventions that would support your business at this challenging time.
The findings will be fed into central government so that the needs of our critical sector can be better understood and addressed. This is an opportunity for you to influence policy interventions."