Relight Newsletter Issue 6

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city of wolverhampton council

Relight Business Support

    Newsletter Issue:  6        

50 more places available on the Relight   Business Programme



We have had 50 businesses benefit from the Relight Programme that offers 12 months free membership of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) or Black Country Chamber of Commerce (BCCC); a free Financial Review from SCA Management Consultants; a free Digital Review from MNA Digital or Access to Business; and a series of free Pivot webinars from the City Council's Business Development Team. 

We are now looking for the next 50 participants – and this programme is open to all types of businesses and from all sectors including retail and is open to self employed, sole traders, partnerships, and limited companies.

We have had some great feedback from participants including …..

"As a member of the first cohort of the Relight Business Programme, I have found the package of support that has been put in place for businesses to be very useful.  The timing of the programme has been perfect for my own business as I look to evolve and explore different opportunities to sustain and grow in difficult conditions.

The optimism and enthusiasm of the Business Development Team to support local business owners is palpable and the programme has really boosted my own confidence and outlook.  The external specialist support and membership of the FSB provided as part of the programme is brilliant for a small business like mine which has little extra capacity to focus on all of those areas of the business which are so vital to success.  I am really enjoying the opportunity to challenge my own perceptions of my business with the support of experienced and helpful professionals."


To join the Relight Programme please click here

The Self Employment Income Support Scheme


The SEISS is to support self employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

  • It will provide a grant to self-employed individuals or partnerships, worth 80% of their profits up to a cap of £2,500 per month.
  • HMRC will use the average profits from tax returns in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 to calculate the size of the grant.
  • Open to those where the majority of their income comes from self employment and who have profits of less than £50,000.
  • It will be open for an initial three months with people able to make their first claim by the beginning of June 2020.

To make a claim please click here

Restart Grant Scheme

Covid Grant 2021

The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses sectors in England.