More than £26m Covid-19 business funding awarded to local firms

Thursday 21 May 2020

Local businesses have benefitted from more than £26.98m of business grant funding issued by Bridgend County Borough Council as part of Welsh Government’s Covid-19 business support package. Since the £1.4bn financial rescue package was announced, the council has processed more than 2,169 applications on behalf of the Welsh Government. Applications are still being received and […]

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Employability Bridgend NET

Monday 18 May 2020

Employability Bridgend are still supporting people and effectively delivering an employability and training service during uncertain times. Since the lockdown period began, Employability Bridgend have continued to effectively deliver an employability and training service to a wide range of participants living in the county borough. All team members across five different projects have adapted well […]

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South Wales Food and Drink

Monday 18 May 2020

Local food and drink retailers offered the opportunity to trade online using a new website to reach new customers across Bridgend County Borough and South Wales. Bridgend County Borough Council are working in partnership with a company called Urban Foundry to offer local food and drink retailers the opportunity to trade online using a new […]

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AAT Diploma in Accounting

Monday 18 May 2020

If you are looking to progress into a career in finance or become a self-employed accountant, the level 4 AAT Diploma in Accounting is the perfect place to start. The AAT accounting qualification gives you practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy skills that can open doors for many industries all over the world. If you […]

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Employability Bridgend now helping people in work

Monday 18 May 2020

Employability Bridgend work with both employed and unemployed people across Bridgend County Borough. If you are currently employed but want to improve your employment situation, Employability Bridgend can provide support to: increase your hours, move into a different job, progress into a better job, and achieve a higher income. A variety of support is available, […]

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Coronavirus Business support

New routes for offers of support in Wales

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Business Wales have updated their website which now features three separate routes for offers of support to be captured across Wales. Every offer of support is passed to an appropriate official, however, choosing an appropriate route and completing the requirements below will speed up the process singificantly. Route 1: PPE and Critical equipment The Welsh […]

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Property Enhancement Grant available in Bridgend Town Centre

Monday 27 April 2020

Bridgend County Borough Council in collaboration with Welsh Government, has secured funding to support a property enhancement project within Bridgend Town Centre; whereby financial assistance may be granted towards improvements to property and businesses within Bridgend Town Centre. This funding is available until March 2021 with a possibility of extension into 21/22. This investment opportunity […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

Thursday 23 April 2020

  What grants are available to businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis? The Welsh Government have a support package for eligible businesses listed on the business rates register. The new package includes a year-long business rates holiday for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in Wales with a rateable value under £50,000. Eligible businesses will be […]

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Find the support you need with Employability Bridgend

Friday 17 April 2020

Staff at Employability Bridgend are currently supporting existing and new clients to find new opportunities and can offer free 1:1 support by phone or text. Whilst face-to-face training has come to a stop to comply with Covid-19 guidance, Employability Bridgend participants are still increasing their knowledge and upskilling through both online courses and courses that […]

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Support for the self-employed

Thursday 16 April 2020

The new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, designed by The UK Government will enable those eligible to receive a cash grant worth 80 per cent of their average monthly trading profit over the last three years. It’s estimated that this covers 95 per cent of people who receive the majority of their income from self-employment. Individuals […]

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