Coronavirus: Advice for Business

This page is updated regularly with the latest information on Coronavirus support available to businesses - August to September 2021


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Coronavirus (COVID‑19) support is available to employers and the self-employed, including sole traders and limited company directors. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants, whether your business is open or closed. Use this business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.

Visit: Business Coronavirus Support Finder


Welsh Government - next round of Economic Resilience Fund to cover July–August 2021 - NOW CLOSED

An emergency package of support will cover the operating costs for July and August 2021 of businesses required to remain closed and who remain severely impacted as a result of the continuation of the restrictions.


Eligible businesses in the hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors and their supply chains who continue to be severely impacted by restrictions, such as travel agents, attractions limited by social distancing and venues for school visits, will also be eligible to apply for support.


Applications for the ERF with a turnover of more than £85,000 - NOW CLOSED


Local Authorities across Wales will open applications for those businesses that are eligible with a turnover of less than £85,000 on 26 July 2021.  This grant application will remain open until 9 August 2021 - NOW CLOSED




Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021. 

Find out more about how the scheme is changing: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 


Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)

All the details here: Gov.UK Guidance on SEISS

The online claims service for the fifth grant will be available from late July 2021.  Find out more about the fifth grant


Cardiff Capital Region - call for businesses in South East Wales to shape the support they need for future growth

The Cardiff Capital Region Business Council is reaching out to businesses to determine the services they want for future growth.

To participate in the survey, visit:


COVID-19 Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) Business Support

The COVID-19 Economic Resilience Fund for business support between May 2021 and June 2021 - NOW CLOSED 


The Welsh Government is making a further package of business support available through the Economic Resilience Fund (ERF). The ERF will provide support in the form of cash grants for businesses, social enterprises and charities and associated supply chain businesses that have experienced a material negative impact as a result of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. The grants will help meet operating costs (excluding staff wages) for the period 1 May 2021 to 30 June 2021.


Specifically, the ERF will support businesses that are either:

a. Forced to remain closed by regulations between 1 May 2021 and 30 June 2021

b. Unable to open indoors between 1 May 2021 and 17 May 2021

c. A venue which caters exclusively for weddings and events with a regulatory restriction capacity of 30 guests

d. A supply chain business that generates 60% or more of its sales revenue from businesses falling into categories a), b) and/or c)


The Fund is administered in two parts:

  • Support for businesses with a turnover greater that £85,000 will be provided directly by the Welsh Government - NOW CLOSED
  • Support for businesses with a turnover of less than £85,000 is administered by Local Authorities - NOW CLOSED



Cultural Recovery Fund 

Freelancer Grant - Round 2 - NOW CLOSED 


UK Community Renewal Fund

The Government is seeking an application from the Vale of Glamorgan into its Community Renewal Fund. £220 million investment in the UK Community Renewal Fund (UKCRF) was announced in its budget on 3 March 2021.


The Fund is to support people and communities most in need across the UK, creating opportunities to trial new approaches and innovative ideas at the local level. For full details please visit: UK Community Renewal Fund  



Vale of Glamorgan Business Support

In this unprecedented economic crisis, the Vale of Glamorgan Council will be keeping businesses updated with the latest information on Coronavirus via this Coronavirus Business Support web page. It will be updated on a regular basis, if you would like to register your interest in receiving email updates regarding business support please enter your details:



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