The CRP team are hard at work and quickly flexing many of our delivery projects to support the most pressing needs in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Find out what help is available for businesses and communities, links to official government resources, and key updates from CRP’s projects supporting those in need.
Latest News and Support
07.07.20 – ATCM publishes its report ‘Releasing the Social Business Economy’ exploring how learnings from 10 years of their Purple Flag accreditation scheme (management of urban destinations after dark – Night Time Economy) can support the re-emergence of hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries in the Coronavirus Crisis.
Which businesses deliver in your area?
From food deliveries and couriers, to cleaning services and maintenance – search the CRP Clean Air Villages Directory to see businesses delivering near you, and a full list of London cargo bike courier contact details.
The GLA are developing new data and evidence to support high street growth, appointing Hatch Regeneris to analyse the cost and benefits of extending high street opening hours and are currently testing this with London local authorities. Please keep updated here for more information: https://bit.ly/38gepko
The Business Support Helpline number in England has changed to FREEPHONE 0800 998 1098. The helpline provides free, impartial business support and signposting services to businesses in England – which currently includes business advice on Covid-19.
London Growth Hub – Book a free appointment with a business or construction adviser to support your business through COVID-19.
Health and Wellbeing
See which Government financial support you may qualify for using their online tool
COVID19 funder database – Charity Excellence Framework – An epic source of more than 545 COVID-19 related funders is here (All you need to do is register at Charity Excellence to access it, the assessments and four toolkits. It takes 2 mins and everything is free).
Citizens Advice offers free, confidential information and advice on your rights, including information about benefits, money and work.
You can call them on:
- 03444 111 444 (Adviceline)
- 03444 111 445 (Text relay)
Or visit these pages on the Citizens Advice website:
Travel and Transport
TfL Bus Updates as schools return after the summer.
TfL Active Travel Toolkit – released on 26th August 2020
TfL has published its Streetspace for London plan to help people to travel while maintaining safety and sustainability. Its message is that public transport should be avoided wherever possible. TFL is also advising travellers to use face coverings to stop the transmission of Covid-19. Read TFL’s press release here.
As per government guidance, events listed in the Thames Path calendar between now and October have been cancelled or postponed to later in the year. From 11th July, government advice is that you can participate in team and other grassroots sports, where the sports governing body has issued guidance on how to do so safely. More information here.