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Business Support Programmes

Summarised below are the support programmes available to businesses based in Lewisham. Please follow the individual links below for more detailed information on eligibility, registration and how to apply.

1. Lewisham Business Resilience and Growth Programme 

Find out about the Lewisham Business Resilience and Growth Programme.

2. We are Lewisham: High Street Support Programme 

Find out about the We are Lewisham: High Street Support Programme.

3. Ready to Supply 

Lewisham Council is supporting local SMEs that want to improve their ability to apply for contracts within the private and public sectors.

Through our partnership with East London Business place (ELBP), this programme provides intensive support for Lewisham SMEs that want to improve their ability and bidding-competitiveness when applying for works and contract opportunities across a number of business sectors.

Businesses will receive one to one support and guidance from a dedicated ELBP business advisory team, supported by a bespoke series of capacity-building workshops, webinars and events, all designed to help get local SMEs more ‘ready to supply’ and better equipped to meet the supply-chain entry, purchasing and procurement requirements and standards from a range of prospective clients and buying organisations.

To register your interest in Ready to Supply email https://elbp.co.uk/contact-us/

4. Join the Federation of Small Businesses for free

Lewisham Council is funding one-year memberships with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), focussed on supporting small businesses.

Membership offers a wide range of benefits – from products, services, advice and to resources and tools to help you grow your business and save money. These include:

  • legal advice
  • tax protection insurance
  • health and safety
  • online HR support
  • pension planning
  • business banking
  • networking opportunities.

To apply, your business must be a small to medium sized business operating in the London Borough of Lewisham.

This is a one-year funded membership only. The promotion is available until June 2022. Apply now!

To register your interest in Free FSB membership please email rachel.barham@fsb.org.uk

5. Join the South East London Chamber of Commerce for free 

Lewisham Council are funding one-year memberships with the South East London Chamber of Commerce, focussed on supporting small businesses.

Membership offers a wide range of products, services, advice, information as well as resources and tools that will help you grow your business and save money.

Benefits include: practical business support, training, excellent networking opportunities and access to new markets and services

  • Small and Medium sized Businesses operating in the borough are able to apply
  • The promotion is available until June 2022.

This is a one year funded membership only

To register your interest in Free South East London Chamber of Commerce membership please email office@selondonchamber.org