COVID-19 - GRANTS, LOANS & Financial SUPPORT

Find out what COVID-19 financial support your business may be entitled to - and how you can access it.

COVID‑19 support has been available to employers and the self-employed, including sole traders and limited company directors. Many have been eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants - whether a business is open or closed.

If you are already receiving financial support, the body distributing your funds will advise you of any changes, extensions or closures to a scheme. Many schemes have now closed, but it remains to be seen if they reopen should the situation worsen.


The Recovery Loan Scheme

Supports access to finance for UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Business Support Finder

You should use the business support finder at gov.uk to find out what support is available to you and your business: 

COVID-19 Business Support Finder tool


Local Support

Whilst the gov.uk information will help you determine the support you might be eligible for, schemes are administered on the ground by local authorities:

Dorset Council area

BCP Council area


Further opportunities

Inevitably, despite the comprehensive levels of support offered by the government, some businesses or organisations may find themselves ineligible for support.  

If your business could use an extra boost through the COVID-19 pandemic, Dorset Gateway offers additional help and support to businesses, social enterprises and charities based in the county.

Contact us

Our Dorset Gateway team is here to help you understand the range of business support available as well as offer advice on custom brokerage, workshops and more.

Contact us

Our Dorset Gateway team is here to help you understand the range of business support available as well as offer advice on custom brokerage, workshops and more.