Need Help?

Are you a local business? 

The CRAB Business Alliance 

Initially this is an invite and call for support for local business in, and around, Niton.


CRAB Niton is keen to support local business where possible and to receive your support where opportunities arise over the coming months to help people. We would like to invite you as an owner/representative of your business to become a member of the CRAB Niton Business Alliance.


Being part of this Alliance will bring the following benefits:-


  • Being part of a coordinated effort to support our community.

  • Receiving up to date information on business support.

  • Being connected to other business people in our local community for mutual support and problem solving.

  • Outwardly demonstrating to our community that there is solidarity within local businesses and that they will be working together with volunteers to support the community during the immediate crisis with the intent to restore the local economy once everything has passed.


In terms of what this will deliver for you, it will enable your business to:-


  • Be recognised as a member of the CRAB Niton Business Alliance, building confidence in our community that our local businesses are working together, working out ways to support the community, and planning to emerge on the other side once the crisis has passed.

  • Use technology to stay in touch with each other for support, information sharing and problem solving.

  • Promote your business on the CRAB website.

  • Receive volunteer support where possible.

  • Feed issues into CRAB to see if there are opportunities for support.


Your next step is to sign up for the CRAB Business Alliance and download the form 


We already have a number of local businesses signed up who are setting up an online CRAB Alliance business community to meet regularly to support each other, discuss issues, problem-solve and organise support for our community.


We have not been able to meet everyone but we are committed to supporting you as best we can.


Our community needs its businesses; our businesses need its community.

Are you self-employed?

Coronavirus Self-Employed Income Support Scheme


The Chancellor announced today (26th March) a scheme to support self-employed workers.  It will benefit 95% of self-employed people. It takes the form of a taxable grant to benefit those who have suffered a loss in income, and will be worth 80% of profits up to a cap of £2,500 per month. Self-employed and partnerships are eligible.

For detail on who can qualify, how much you can receive, how the grant is calculated and how to apply click here