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SIGB Covid-19 Snowsports Industry Hub

SIGB Covid-19 Snowsports Industry Hub

Welcome to SIGB’s COVID-19 industry hub, an online resource to help the wider UK Snowsports industry to become better educated about the evolving coronavirus issue.

The COVID-19 situation has led us into unprecedented times by changing the entire social and economic landscape that we all thought we knew.

Various government schemes are being put in place to assist businesses and more support may be announced as time goes on. Be sure to check on what may be available to you and how to apply for support or participate in schemes on the government website.

A few pages worth checking are as follows:

Financial assistance
Government financial support for your business

Government business support grant funding

Federation of small businesses’ advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed

Government job Retention Scheme for Employers

 

Business resources
Business Interruption loan scheme

Local growth hub contacts for business support and guidance

Tips for remote working

Government employee guidance

Government rent advice for landlords and tenants 

VAT deferral

 

Outdoor industry news
Covid-19 UK media audit and brand response guide

How European boardsports businesses are moving forward during Covid-19 shutdown

How snowsport brands are preparing for the new normal after Covid-19

Sport England emergency community fund

 

Distractions
Action sports podcast hosted by Matt Barr

Anne-Flore Marxer and Aline Bock’s A Land Shaped by Women Movie

Legs of steel, Passenger ski movie

Picture Organic Clothing’s movie Shelter

Lockdown tips for outdoor enthusiasts

 

Please let us know if you have any valuable resources to share and we’ll post them here.

 

SIGB Member Support 

There may be a long way to go before business will become a routine activity again, but the SIGB is keen to support its members in whatever way it can. In a recent conference video call, the Committee made the following decisions:

1. Membership of SIGB will be rolled over, so all those who are paid-up members for the year 2019/2020 will continue as members for the membership year 2020-2021 without incurring annual membership fees.

2. The cost of exhibiting space at Slide 2021 will remain the same as at Slide 2020.

3. Members who booked to attend the 2020 Snow Test will not pay a registration fee for the 2021 Test and the SIGB also plans to supply some complimentary lift passes for this group, to assist those who invested in attending the 2020 Test, but who were left out of pocket.

The above measures represent a contribution from SIGB to support its membership of approximately £55k.

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