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Many of our rural businesses will be struggling at this time (see separate pages for farming and fishing). Local rural businesses are so important for our communities both in providing much needed services and also local employment. Please pray for those who run businesses in your community, keep in touch if you can and use the information below to signpost anyone who may need it to the support available.

Link to NFU page on small business grants for non agri diversifications

https://www.nfuonline.com/news/coronavirus-updates-and-advice/coronavirus-news/coronavirus-small-business-grants-for-non-agricultural-diversifications/

Link to the UK Government Guidance for farmers, landowners and rural businesses

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-farmers-landowners-and-rural-businesses

This link to the Countryside Alliance hub brings together a wide range of support and information for rural businesses.

https://www.countryside-alliance.org/covid-19-hub/guidance-for-businesses

This links to a very helpful article from the Rural Services Network explaining some of the key issues likely to particularly affect rural businesses

https://rsnonline.org.uk/share-with-us-your-concerns-for-the-rural-economy-during-the-covid-19-lockdown

The Plunkett Foundation supports community businesses. Their website contains advice and information particular to the coronavirus.

https://plunkett.co.uk/

The Federation of Small Businesses Covid-19 support page can be found here

https://www.fsb.org.uk/campaign-listing.html

Business in the Community - The Prince's Responsible Business network has launched a support hub enables organisations who are in need of support because of Covid-19 to be matched with a business who is offering to help. You can access it via this link:

https://businessresponsecovid.org.uk/