Last updated Tuesday 31st March 2020

The coming weeks and months may be a testing time for many of us and we all have questions about how quickly things are developing and how this will affect our businesses.

To try and help with this uncertainty, we have created a list of resources below which include information and support available to businesses operating in the Creative and Digital sectors.

This information has been pooled from various messages we have received at Baltic Creative CIC. We, of course, advise you to sign up to the relevant online platforms so you can receive this information first hand.

We’re sure that some of this information may change, and therefore we will do our best to keep it as up to date as possible.

If you have any questions or have a helpful piece of information for us to add below please email us at [email protected] or tag us in all social media @balticcreative.

NHS and Government response to COVID-19

Local Transport response to COVID-19

  • Merseytravel

    Coronavirus: Useful information for our customers
    Read more here.

    Metro Mayor announces revised timetables to maintain essential transport services during the COVID-19 crisis
    Read more here.

  • Arriva Bus

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update. Read more here.

Business Advice and Support during COVID-19

  • UK Government

    The Government Business Support website highlights a full range of business support measures available to UK businesses and employees.

    This page helps businesses find out how to access the support that has been made available, who is eligible, when the schemes open and how to apply.

  • Liverpool City Council

    Liverpool City Council are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and want to ensure Liverpool businesses are kept fully aware of the full range of support available to them. 

    For more information, visit here

  • Liverpool City Region Combined Authority – The Growth Platform

    In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, The Growth Platform has compiled a suite of resources and support for businesses and employers in Liverpool City Region who are affected.

    More information can be found here.

    So that they can better understand the extent of the COVID-19 impact on business, and inform what help businesses need across the City Region, The Growth Platform are also asking as many of you as possible to complete a short survey. Please take a couple of minutes to do this if you can, to give them the intelligence we need to make the case for more support.

  • HMRC

    Tax Helpline set up to support businesses affected by COVID-19. Read more here.

    Call the helpline at 0800 0159 559.

  • UK Gov – Department for Work and Pensions

    Read more on Coronovirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses here.

  • ACAS

    ACAS offers advice for employers and employees on workplace rights, rules and best practice

    Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees. Read more here.

  • The Local Growth Hub

    Business and Economic Support Team at Liverpool City Council. Read more here.

    *Phones are often busy so the online contact is probably better and businesses will get some dedicated advice as well as access to a much wider range of services than just Government’s immediate announcements.*

  • Arts Council England

    Read the latest guidance from the government on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak for Arts Council funded organisations and projects.

    Arts council have also announced that they are making £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis, and they have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of our funding

    Read more here.

  • Federation of Self Employed and Small Businesses

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed. Read more here.

  • Tech Nation

    COVID-19 updates: tech industry resources, and how to help. Read more here.

  • Tech City UK

    Regular insights during the current COVID-19 outbreak from the Tech sector in the UK. Read more here.

  • Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

    KTN helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries, to strengthen the UK economy and improve people’s lives, so wherever possible, they are moving their events online to help keep you connected and continue innovating. View there events listings.

  • The Women’s Organisation

    Loads of useful links are being shared on The Womens Organisations social media. You can follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

  • Merseyside Enterprise Hub: new-start business support

    Read more here.

  • Creative England & The Creative Industries Federation

    More info here.

  • Liverpool Chamber

    View their Chief Executive Paul Cherpeau’s statement here.
    View their latest newsletter here.

  • FORM

    Some valuable content coming from the guys at Form in this tough time. Keep your eyes open for a free video series on Navigating Conflict next week to support your business.

    Follow Form on LinkedInInstagramFacebook and Twitter

Health and Wellbeing support during COVID-19

  • Mental Health at Work

    Coronavirus and isolation: supporting yourself and your colleagues. Read more here.

  • Mental Health Foundation

    Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.

    Read more here.

  • Mind

    You might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people.

    This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. 

    Read more here.

  • The Mind Map

    The Mind Map are launching a series of Instagram live broadcasts – covering yoga, cooking, mindfulness, music, comedy, chats and much more! TMMTV is your ‘isolation station for the nation’. Follow them on social media to find out more.

  • Isolation Boredom

    Stuck at home? Are you in self isolation, social distancing and generally keeping away from the rest of society. Here are some examples of things you can do with your time while hiding from covid-19 and coronavirus.

    Created by our tenants This is Needle.

  • Join the Movement – Stay In, Work Out

    Join the Movement is Sport Englands brand-new campaign, funded by The National Lottery, giving you the advice and tools you need to help you keep active while the country deals with the coronavirus outbreak.  Read more here.

  • Balance and Movement

    Balance and Movement are hosting Pilates sessions online via google hangouts for you to do in the comfort of your own home. Sessions take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am, 1pm or 5:30pm. Please text Robyn McGlinchey at 07725147411 to book.