Business

Deadline extended for Additional Restrictions Grant

The deadline to apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) has been extended to 21 March 2022. On top of that, the eligibility criteria have also been expanded to include large companies and sectors such as gyms, dance and exercise classes, sports clubs, and parent and child groups where education or training is not the…

Applications for ARG Grant now open

Applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) are now open to Chelmsford businesses. This grant is aimed at certain businesses which have been severely affected by the Omicron variant. However, funding is extremely limited and the application process will be open for only 2 weeks from 10 February to midnight, 24 February. Eligibility You are…

Virtual Job Fair

Kickstart your dream career at virtual job fair

Are you a graduate or a jobseeker looking to start a career in Maldon, Chelmsford or Uttlesford? Join Essex Opportunities on 10 February, 11am- 1pm for an interactive virtual job and careers fair. This is your opportunity to hear from local Essex employers and training providers who will share useful insights into the roles they…

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Free FSB membership for Chelmsford businesses

Chelmsford City Council has once again partnered with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It offers a free 12-month FSB membership to support small businesses across Chelmsford. Federation members can access a wide range of benefits, including: a funding platform medical care helpline employment advice and protection debt recovery an award-winning legal hub for advice…

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New grants available for hospitality and leisure businesses in Chelmsford

Businesses in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors can now apply for a one-off grant of up to £6,000. This is part of the £1 billion business support package announced by the government last December. Named the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant, it will offer vital support for local businesses impacted by the Omicron variant….

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Time is running out to apply for BAG Scheme

The Business Adaptations Grant (BAG) of up to £5,000 from Essex County Council’s BAG Scheme will close to new applications on Monday 20 December 2021. The scheme has helped more than 300 small and medium businesses across all sectors in Chelmsford. Chelmsford City Council has already paid out over £730,000 to these businesses – supporting…

Scheme encourages developers to support wellbeing

Developers in Chelmsford can be recognised for their commitment to health and wellbeing through a new Livewell Development Accreditation Scheme. The scheme encourages developers to promote the physical and mental health of residents when designing and building new developments, incorporating healthy place-making elements and Active Design Principles throughout their development. Criteria include meeting high-quality design…

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New co-working space coming to Chelmsford City Centre

The pandemic has changed the way plenty of people work. Chelmsford has always been a popular commuting location for those working in London, but now many have found themselves with new working patterns. Hybrid-working, working from home… and now working near home are options to consider. Work Near Home Opening in Chelmsford in November is…

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Free access to top attractions in Essex

The summer may be nearing its end, but that does not mean the fun has to stop. Free access to top attractions in Essex – including venues in Chelmsford – is being offered to residents! Tickets for a wide range of experiences across the county are up for grabs as tourism body Visit Essex launches…

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£5,000 grants available to Chelmsford businesses

Owners of small and medium-sized businesses across all sectors in Chelmsford can now apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to make their business Covid-19 secure. This money can be used in different ways, including to buy new equipment, support employees to work from home or to adapt premises. Essex County Council has given…

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Council extends pavement licences to help local businesses

Chelmsford City Council is extending all pavement licences until September 2022 to help local businesses to recover from months of closures. Pavement licenses are used by bars, cafes and restaurants that want to put tables and chairs on the public highway outside. They were introduced by the government as a temporary process in response to…

Chelmsford Market

Visit and support Chelmsford’s Market

Did you know that our indoor market has been a part of Chelmsford’s history since the 11th century? Many of the businesses have been handed down through the generations and there has always been a wide variety of products and great-tasting food to try. We want everyone to continue supporting these local, family-run businesses that…