Business

The application for the Local Restriction Business Support Grant is now live. Business that were trading as usual but have been forced to close because of the new local restrictions may be able to apply for a grant here.  The grant is available to: pubs, bars and licensed premises that do not serve substantial...

Following a six-month closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre finally re-opened to the public this week. The Sheffield City Trust-operated venue opened its doors on Monday 26 October 2020 with strict social distancing and hygiene measures in place after receiving financial backing...

Sheffield tech firm Airship, which operates CRM platform Airship.co.uk and gifting platform UseToggle.com, is launching a £10k grant scheme to help hospitality businesses navigate the Covid-19 pandemic by providing access to a network of industry experts. The ‘Professionals’ network is a diverse group of industry figures, including former senior leaders...

We’ve teamed up with the lovely folk from This is Sheffield to relaunch Sheffield’s coronavirus directory this week, helping to support the city’s independent businesses in light of the latest restrictions and to enable the local community to support those still operating during this difficult time.  The directory...

Sheffield Theatres has announced it has been awarded funding as part of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, administered through Arts Council England. This money will support Sheffield Theatres to continue to create work, connect with audiences and make further adaptations to the buildings in preparation for the Lyceum and...

Sheffield’s Business Response Group have launched a new Business Recovery Plan that brings together civic, city and business leaders to address the impact of Covid-19 on Sheffield’s businesses and jobs.   The plan, in cooperation with Sheffield City Council, provides a framework for collective action that aims to mitigate...

After days of speculation and negotiations between the regions politicians and Westminster, Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis has announced Sheffield and South Yorkshire have been moved into Tier Three lockdown. Speaking on Twitter, he said: "Our Council leaders and I have secured £41m funding from...

Fresh off the back of receiving a ‘lifeline’ grant from the Governments £1.57b Culture Recovery Fund, a Castlegate venue owner has revealed his intention to help the arts in Sheffield by offering free venue hire for Covid-safe events. Bal Fashions, on Exchange Street, is an inclusive, underground bar and venue...

Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis has confirmed further restriction will be imposed on the people of South Yorkshire, as part of a new three-tiered local lockdown system, designed to help tackle the rise of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to Sheffield’s...