Support for local businesses - a message from our Chief Executive


It is crucial both at a national and local level that everything possible is done to protect businesses from the impact of coronavirus and we are committed to doing our bit.

We want businesses to survive and for our local economy to be well placed for recovery when we emerge from this crisis so we will provide as much support as possible during this period of unprecedented disruption. This may take the form of direct financial assistance or signposting other available sources of help.

We are acting quickly to put in place central government initiatives and to get the available money out to you. We have created a dedicated Business Support Team which is dealing with everything from disseminating information to putting in place the administration of new funding streams. Be assured that they are working hard on our behalf to help you.

Gill Kneller
Chief Executive, Havant Borough Council and East Hampshire District Council


Where you can find help

The government has announced a range of schemes to help businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.

Visit the coronavirus business support page on our website for more information.

Support from Solent Growth Hub

The Solent Growth Hub has a dedicated page to provide the latest government advice.

To speak with a business support advisor, please email enquiries@solentlep.org.uk or call 023 9268 8055.