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With Colchester Town Centre currently under National Lockdown restrictions, we are awaiting further guidance on when our non-essential businesses will be able to reopen their premises. Please re-visit regularly for live updates when these are lifted alongside guidance to our businesses on when and how the town centre will reopen.


Business Support Grants

All businesses within the town centre are advised to complete the Business Support Grant application to ensure Colchester Borough Council has all key information essential to distributing grants that you as a business are eligible for. Since November 2020, a raft of business support grants have been made available, all with their own criteria meaning that essentially, one size doesn't fit all.

The BID has been involved in weekly discussions with the Grants team at Colchester Borough Council to deliver feedback and to input concerns and struggles from our businesses. If you have any enquiries about available grants to your premises, please get in touch with our BID Manager by emailing sam@ourcolchester.co.uk.

If you have completed the application form since November, your premises will automatically receive all grants that you are eligible for including new grants released in the future. Therefore, please do not apply more than once to avoid confusion with your application.

For more information on business support, please see below links to local and regional business support:

Colchester Borough Council's support for businesses - https://www.colchester.gov.uk/coronavirus/businesses/

Essex County Council support for businesses - https://www.essex.gov.uk/support-for-businesses

ColBEA - https://colbea.co.uk/

South East Local Enterprise Partnership - https://www.southeastlep.com/

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Important documents and links

NHS QR code: Click here

Queuing brief: Click here

Facebook: InColchester and Our Colchester

Resource Portal: Click here

In Colchester website: incolchester.co.uk

COVID secure certificate: Click here