Great Yarmouth Borough Council hands out £9m in relief grants to local businesses
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is reminding local businesses of the support available to help them during this challenging time, with more than £9m in grants already handed out to eligible businesses and a webpage with lots of information on the new support recently announced by Government.
Last week, the council wrote to the 3,000 businesses in the borough which are eligible for the Government's relief grants, with businesses able to contact the council directly for any support.
The council are advising that businesses be wary of third-party companies offering to complete their grant form for a fee. It is a simple process requiring information each business should have easy access to. The council is able to help over the phone if needed.
By the end of Friday, April 3, more than £9m had been processed in business grant applications, out of 942 applications received. Over the weekend, a further 122 grant forms were received. Eligible businesses should only submit one form, as duplication of forms is likely to delay processing.
Cllr Carl Smith, leader of the council, said "The council is working closely with New Anglia LEP, other local councils and business groups to ensure our local businesses get the support they are entitled to. I'm pleased we've managed to process over nine hundred applications in less than a week and we're happy to see more applications coming in daily from eligible businesses.
"The council will administer and pay out the grants as soon as possible. If you are a business with any immediate concerns, then please get in touch. Lots of information and support about the grants, eligibility criteria and further business advice is available on our website which is being kept updated daily."