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"We're Good to Go" Scheme
“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.
10 Free Instagram Courses
For business owners looking to strengthen their social strategy.
11 steps for PR crisis management
Free crisis management advice and templates to help you deal with PR issues. Created by TalkWalker.
600 Free Online University Courses
Access free courses in programming, computer science, social science, arts and more to help strengthen your skill set.
7 weird ways to help combat 'hermit' habits as a remote worker
This Trello blog contains some great tips for maximising productivity when you'd rather be in bed.
Action against Corona
Action against Corona is a purpose-built accelerator that links volunteers with digital skills to COVID-19 related projects.
Advice for small businesses and the self-employed
This webinar from FSB explains the financial help you can receive to support your small business.
Approach your current lenders about payment holidays
Advice from Business Finance Experts, Rangewell, on how to approach your current lenders about payment holidays.
Bee Mindful digital mindfulness tool
This app goes beyond meditation to help you develop your mindfulness skills.
Coronavirus Tech Handbook have created a vast resource to help people experiencing bereavement.
Bounce Back Loans
Britain’s small businesses will be able to apply for quick and easy-to access loans of up to £50,000 from today – with the cash expected to land within days.
Business-led innovation in response to global disruption
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to respond to new and urgent needs in UK and global communities during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. Closes 17 April 2020.
CBILS providers and their criteria
Full list of Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Providers and their Criteria from Business Finance Experts, Rangewell
COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK
Local organising to support the most vulnerable in our communities.
COVID-19 Price Relief
Mailchimp are giving $10m of their services to small businesses who have been impacted by the pandemic. Apply here. Must be a current Mailchimp user.
COVID-19 Support and information
Southwark Council have published guidance for businesses and employers.
COVID-19 Support for Businesses
GOV.UK summary of support schemes for businesses of all sizes.
COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator
Bill & Melinda Gate Foundation are launching an initiative to speed development and access to therapies for COVID-19.
COVID-19 guidance for the healthcare industry
Guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for medicines and healthcare industry.
COVID-19 hub for self-employed
IPSE works on behalf of freelancers and the self-employed. See their hub for COVID-19 information and advice.
COVID-19 resources for event creators
Eventbrite's resource hub for businesses who are adjusting to remote events / cancelled events.
Learn to code. Free.
Coding for primary school children
CodeSpare is a coding academy for primary school aged children.
Companies House Webinars
Live webinars for quick and useful business guidance.
Connect with your local BID
This map will show you your local Business Improvement District (BID) - your hub for business support.
Continue to freelance during isolation
This slack channel connects you to a network of like-minded freelancers and work opportunities.
Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
British Business Bank's Coronavirus Interruption Loan Scheme Portal.
Coronavirus Guidance for Businesses
We Are Waterloo BID (Business Improvement District) have created extensive Coronavirus guidance for businesses and employees.
Coronavirus HR Comms & Resources Guide
This crowd-sourced resource has useful tips for leadership at this time.
Indie Bio's Coronavirus Initiative are seeking 8 startups to aid the development of solutions addressing the worldwide problem of emerging disease.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Find out more about putting employees on 'furlough' to protect your payroll (GOV.UK).
Coronavirus Neighbourhood Support Groups
Find a local neighbourhood support group with Halo.
Coronavirus Support Checker
Find Out What Support You Can Get from the UK Government as an Employee, Self-Employed or Business.
Create websites for your Zoom Events
This tool makes it easy to build event pages for your Zoom events. This will also send hour-to-go notifications to attendees on your behalf.
Creative Industry Virtual Events
Free virtual events for the creative industry, collated by the team at Alexandra Lunn Studios
Crisis management templates
These templates from TalkWalker will help you prepare and appropriately react to crises.
Crowdfunder & Enterprise Nation Pay it forward
100% free fundraising for your business during the coronavirus crisis.
Customise your virtual meeting
Actionable Backgrounds from Cardify allows you to make free custom backgrounds for your virtual meetings.
Deferring VAT and Income Tax payments
Find out more about paying VAT and Income Tax if you're in financial distress.
Direct cash grants for self-employed
The government has set out plans to grant self-employed people 80% of their profits up to £2,500 for 3 months.
Discounts on software for small businesses
JoinSecret provides discounts on Software as a Service platforms such as Airtable, AWS, Typeform and more. Use code STAYSTRONG in application message field for free premium licence.
EIT Headstart Funding
Headstart provides companies that are chosen for the programme up to €50,000 to support the development of innovative healthcare products and services.
Employers & managers handbook
Insights and advice regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on business and the workplace. Part of the Coronavirus Tech Handbook.
European Investor Status List
Collated by the team at Startup Grind - find a VC that's still investing.
Facebook Small Business Grants Programme
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries.
Find an investor
Find an investor to suit your business with LinkExec: Linking Businesses And Individuals To Drive Value, Growth & Success.
Find the best health & wellbeing apps
Help reduce demand on NHS services during the pandemic by keeping yourself healthy. ORCHA's list of health & wellbeing apps can help you achieve this. Free apps available.
Fitness for lockdown
Free workouts that you can do from your own home, without equipment.
Free 30-minute mentoring session for Food & Drink SMEs
During COVID-19 crisis, SALSA is offering 30 minute free mentoring sessions with their experts. Click below to request a session via email, and you'll be matched with a relevant mentor.
Free Customer Journey Template
This free guide and template from Hubspot will help you evaluate and map the customer journey of your product.
Free business accounts with Monzo
With Monzo's business account, you'll be notified the moment you get paid (or pay out).
Free colouring activities for adults & children
Find an indoor scavenger hunt, colour in your baking and more through this free resource from Skillshare's blog.
Free company registration from Tide
Free limited company registration when you open a business bank account with Tide - also free.
Free fast-track advice for innovators
NICE have made their Scientific Advice Service free for SMEs innovating COVID-19 solutions.
Free one-to-one support
Essential resources from London Growth Hub to help your business manage and mitigate its exposure to the impact of coronavirus.
Free online craft sessions for kids
From craft events company Makings & Musings. Paid events are also planned for adults to join.
Free stock images
Unsplash is a source of free, beautiful stock images you can use to level up your branding, design and comms.
Free video production software
Wistia is a video marketing software that helps you create content in minutes. They're offering their platform free to companies that are performing a 'social good'.
Free workspace in Islington
nHow London are offering free workspaces at their Islington hotel.
Funding in the time of Coronavirus
Blog from Both Sides of the Table on Medium.
Fundraising in a lockdown
Top tips from TechNation.
This scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak.
GiveLocally.co is an online platform where hospitality businesses can list their vouchers and special deals on the platform for people to buy now, and use after lockdown is lifted. It’s a non-profit initiative and entirely free for businesses to list.
Learn Google Ads, Ad Manager, Analytics and more to help with your business' visibility on the web.
Government support during COVID-19 for Food Businesses
This webinar from YFood Online will help food business entrepreneurs to understand the new government support measures.
HMRC Coronavirus Help Line
If you cannot pay your tax bill on time, inform HMRC ASAP (GOV.UK).
HMRC Time to Pay Service
All businesses and self-employed people in with outstanding tax liabilities may receive support with their tax affairs.
The toolkit was made for Makers, but provides an extensive list of resources for homeschooling children.
Free marketing courses to help learn the skills you need to promote and grow your business.
IR35 and Coronavirus Update
This webinar from IPSE covers changes to IR35 as a result of Coronavirus. A great resource for the self-employed.
Innovation continuity loans
Innovate UK can provide additional COVID-19 innovation continuity loans for the continuation of planned or existing innovation activity.
Isolation & Mental Health Toolkit
This resource from Coronavirus Tech Handbook will help you defeat isolation.
Job Retention Scheme
Claim your employee's wages through the job retention scheme (GOV.UK)
Join this directory of female freelancers
Directory of over 300 freelancers and skills. For female freelancers looking for work and businesses in need of freelancers.
Lambeth: COVID-19 fund for VCS organisations
Apply for extra funding for your Voluntary Community Support organisation in Lambeth.
Language lessons for school-age children
BUSUU is providing free language lessons.
London Alliance: #BecauseImALondoner campaign to shop local
The London Alliance is a community of businesses from across the city that will help drive a rapid recovery in London's economy; through a campaign that's built on confidence, sustainability and responsible spending.
MIT's SOLVE are seeking innovations that can slow and track the spread of an emerging outbreak.
Mapped: Match. Chat. Accelerate your start-up.
Match with a founder who's a few steps ahead of you. Get useful tips to help accelerate your business.
Marketing in times of uncertainty
Tips from top marketing pros - free resource from Social Media Examiner.
Maximise your impact, improve funding and save your charity money
Charity Excellence Framework is a database of funding opportunities for charities struggling to fundraise during the pandemic.
NHS Advice for Everyone
NHS.UK have published comprehensive advice to help everyone keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Navigating your business through Coronavirus
Insights from Taylor Vinters.
Online Tech Communities
This crowd-sourced document aims to help tech professionals connect, collaborate and create communities.
Online Tech Conferences
Find online tech conferences to help you build knowledge and connect with the tech community. This crowd-sourced document was begun by the Women in Tech group.
Online tutorials for primary school children
Learning Ladders connects schools and students at home to help support learning.
Online-only meetups directory
Meet From Home is an easy-to-use directory of free online meetups.
Parenting & Childcare Toolkit
An extensive list of resources to help homeschooling during the pandemic.
Pay it Forward for the future of London Businesses
Mayor of London are offering 100% free fundraising to help businesses to secure trade by pre-selling vouchers, goods and services.
Paying sick employees
SMEs and employers can reclaim Statutory Sick Pay paid for sickness absence due to COVID-19.
Postcard for vulnerable neighbours
Print and complete this Smart Citizenry postcard, then post through the door of vulnerable neighbours.
Pro-bono Marketing Support
Find pro-bono marketing support for your Tech for Good project.
Protection from eviction for commercial tenants
Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 will be protected from eviction. (GOV.UK)
Quick crisis communication plan
This TalkWalker blog will walk you though building a quick crisis communication plan for your business.
Reading list for founders in uncertain times
From Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm Andreeseen Horowitz / a16z, this list collates their best thought leadership pieces on leading in uncertain times.
Reduced VAT rates for Hospitality, Attractions & Hotels
Changes will come into effect from 15 July.
Refine your technical writing skills
Technical writing is imperative for communicating tech products in a way everyone can understand. This free Google course will help.
Remote work starter guide for employers
Learn what it takes to effectively and efficiently manage an all-remote company with this GitLab resource.
Remote work survival kit
This crowd-sourced toolkit is an extensive guide to transitioning your business to remote working.
Remote working tools
Tech Against Coronavirus have created a collection of useful tools to help with remote working.
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Secure Your Data
Five lessons Digital Health SMEs can learn from Babylon Health’s Data Breach
Adopting Immersive Tech - VR and AR for Start-ups and SMEs