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Businesses in Old Oak and Park Royal: COVID-19 support

In these unprecedented times, our local businesses are facing many challenges and business owners are understandably worried about their future, their employees and the wider community.  

OPDC is here to offer support during this difficult time. As this is a fast-moving situation, we have listed useful links below to direct you to support being provided by Central and Local Government, as well as other public/not-for-profit organisations.  

We’re also working very closely with our local boroughs and stakeholders to understand how we can effectively coordinate support for residents and businesses. 

OPDC will be contacting all businesses and community groups that we have contact details for, in the Old Oak and Park Royal area to ensure that they are aware of the government support available in response to COVID-19.

We are also working in partnership with LEAP, to offer businesses support during this time.

Government Support Packages

The Government has announced measures to support public services, businesses and people through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

LEAP - Mayor of London

Business support is being offered by the Mayor of London through the London Growth Hub which includes online resources, webinars and free one-to-one sessions with dedicated business advisors:

  • you can receive online advice and support for your businesses from a team of Business Advisors who are on hand to support London businesses, across a broad range of needs
  • you can book your free, one-to-one call with your selected advisor on the Growth Hub webpage or call 0300 456 3565, from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 6.00pm

Ealing Council

If your business operates in the London Borough of Ealing, they have a dedicated webpage with help for businesses:

  • many businesses are being provided business rates relief. To enquire, please email or phone 020 8825 7020
  • to find out information on council tax deferral (incl. self-employed) or Ealing's Covid-19 Emergency Fund, contact the council's contact centre on 020 8825 7050, available from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Ealing have launched a new coalition, Ealing Together with charities, local groups, businesses and concerned residents to support each other during this time

Brent Council

If your business is located in the London Borough of Brent, please see the information below: 

  • Brent has set up a dedicated COVID-19 Support Hotline, phone them on 020 8937 1234, available from Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 8.00pm or contact them via email
  • Support for Businesses and Employers
    On this site, you will find information on: 
    • Small Business Grants Scheme – one off grant of £10,000, for eligible business that complete the online form
    • retail, hospitality and leisure businesses that pay business rates – cash grant of up to £25,000 per property, eligible businesses must complete the online form
    • relaxation of planning rules to allow pubs and restaurants to operate as hot food takeaways
    • enquiries about business rates

Hammersmith and Fulham Council

If your business is located in Hammersmith and Fulham, the links below will provide you with information for support:

West London Business microsite

West London Business (WLB) is a non-profit business leadership forum, representing business and enterprise with a presence in the seven ‘West London Alliance’ boroughs: Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow:

  • A dedicated microsite has been created to provide information for businesses in west London that have been affected by COVID-19

Federation of Small Businesses Hub

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is a not-for-profit business membership organisation which represents small to medium sized businesses in the UK:

  • They are providing free webinars for SMEs and the self-employed, including help and support on their webpage

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