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US Chamber of Commerce: To combat the economic destruction threatening the survival of small businesses in every town across America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched the Save Small Business Initiative - a nationwide program to address small businesses' immediate needs, mitigate closures and job losses, and mobilize support for long-term recovery.
Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak.
SBA: The Small Business Administration is offering a low-interest loan to small business owners in all U.S. states and territories affected by COVID-19; please see site for more details.
JP Morgan Chase: The company announced a $50 million global philanthropic commitment to immediate public health and long-term economic impacts.
The CARES Act: Following President Trump's signing of the historic Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Ace, the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need. The CARES Act establishes a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program. The Program will provide much needed relief to millions of small businesses so they can sustain their businesses and keep their workers employed.
Australia - Supply Nation: Supply Nation has a dedicated COVID-19 resource page, providing links to government support packages in Australia. Australia's government announced a $50 million working capital fund for Indigenous businesses, with loans up to $100k (50% grant & 50% loan with no repayment for 12 months).
UK:This document sets out the funding and performance-management rules for the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014 to 2020 Programme for contracts operating from 1 April 2019. The rules apply to all providers funded by the ESF through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
UK:Key facts you should know about the apprenticeships levy. The apprenticeship levy is celebrating its two year anniversary. Here's what you should you.