Business support including support for the Arts due to the Coroanvirus COVID-19 situation

Support for cultural and creative organisations and individuals:

Winchester City Council advice for businesses and residents:

The UK Government has issued news of £1.57 billion investment to protect Britain’s world-class cultural, arts and heritage institutions.  Further details will be available shortly.

The Art Fund grant scheme for UK public museums, galleries, historic houses, libraries and archives. Awards from £10,000 to £50,000. The next deadline for applications is Monday 17 August 2020.

Arts Council England is reopening it's England National Lottery Project Grants scheme for applications from Wednesday 22 July 2020.:

Arts Council England Covid 19 support:

Charity Tax Group Coronavirus information hub for charity tax and finance professionals:

The Creative Industry Federation has compiled a webpage of sector specific advice: It is also offering free membership to freelancers for the duration of the crisis and is producing weekly email update bulletins:

Heritage Lottery Heritage Fund has set up Covid-19 support funds:

The Institute for Professional and Self Employed people (IPSE) is working with the Creative Industry Federation to lobby on behalf of the self employed. They have also produced an advice hub:

Martin Lewis money saving expert tips on the governement income support for the self employed:

My Cake have produced a listing of hardship funds for artists:

Hampshire County Council has set up an advice page which includes contacts for each of the local authorities:

HMRC: Covid-19 help line for self-employed and businesses: 0300 456 3565

The Solent Growth Hub has set up a page giving navigation to appropriate advice:

Hampshire Chamber of Commerce has collected advice from its network:



Business support service for Winchester District businesses


This FREE service, provided by IncuHive on

behalf of Winchester City Council, aims to remove the barriers that stop people from starting and growing a business in the District.

1:1 Mentoring

During COVID-19 Incuhive will continue supporting Winchesters business community and they will resume their regular face to face services as soon as possible.

IncuHive offer online business support services via their purpose built web platform, if you are a Winchester district business then you can sign-up for free and access a range of workshops, video tutorials, video based 1:1 mentoring and much more to help support your business with challenges and this will be available to businesses until regular face to face services commence again.

IncuHive offer free 1:1 sessions with a business advisors for any local business. Chat to their in house entrepreneurs about your idea, your struggle or just to have a sounding board with a likeminded person. They are fully inclusive and will support any business with an initial one hour simple business model plan to fully understand your business, motivations and success factors and then set you on a path to gain further support and growth.

Sign-up here :

For any queries, please contact IncuHive directly at Alternatively to speak to someone, call 0800 689 3564.

This is a business advisory service and is not able to critique your creative work.