covid-19 local business support

The COVID-19 pandemic and measures implemented to control it's spread continue to have an unprecedented impact on our community and businesses. There is a range of support available for local businesses; from Government Support schemes, working safely resources, and free addition to and promotion via Sudbury's Virtual High Street.

Please get in touch with Rachel Price, Town Centre Manager if you have any questions about support available.



Eligible businesses in Sudbury can apply for Government Grants via Babergh's Business Grant Support Page.

Businesses can apply retrospectively for grants and may be eligible for more than one grant. Please note, the deadline for applications to The Additional Restrictions Grant closes on 31 March 2021.

Grants available after 15 February

We are awaiting Government guidance and details about the next phase of Covid-19 business support grants that will follow this lockdown period (ending) on 15 February.

join free!

During the first lockdown in April 2020 Sudbury Town Council launched Sudbury's Virtual High Street to encourage residents to shop and discover local from home during COVID-19 restrictions. The initiative has been well received with over 1000 weekly visitors to the platform and more residents discovering, supporting and shopping local online.

Sudbury's Virtual High Street has now re-launched with added functionality including an inbuilt e-commerce platform.


Get in touch for more information on adding your business for FREE.

provisional 'roadmap' out of lockdown announced

On 22 Febrauary Boris Johnson announced the government roadmap that outlines how lockdown restrictions will be eased in England. The roadmap is in four steps. Before proceeding to the next step, the Government will examine the data to assess the impact of previous steps.

This assessment will be based on four tests outline within the full roadmap document below.


Led by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, and delivered in partnership with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, New Anglia Growth Hub can help your business access a range of business support services from hundreds of sources.


The hub’s service is FREE and IMPARTIAL and can help you access grants, finance, start-up support, international trade support and other specialist advice – all from a single point of contact.

Take a look at New Anglia Growth Hub's comprehensive guide to funding opportunities available to businesses during COVID-19 restrictions.

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