Grant funding available to support small hospitality and tourism businesses to trade during winter months
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is inviting small, local businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector to apply for grants to help them make alterations to their business in order to allow them to trade safely in the upcoming winter months.
This grant could be used to cover the cost of sustainable outdoor heating, additional outdoor tables and seating or the costs associated with reconfiguring outdoor dining areas, and lighting. It cannot be claimed to cover the costs of things such as hire, staff or marketing costs.
Applications to the £100,000 winter adaptation grants programme are invited from hotels, guest houses and B&Bs, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and takeaway food outlets within the borough. Successful applications will receive 50% of the agreed costs up to a maximum of £5000.
Cllr Carl Smith and Cllr Trevor Wainwright, leaders of the council's main political groups, said: "The winterisation grant is a great opportunity for local tourism and hospitality businesses to create additional trade during the winter months, in line with Government advice and Covid 19 restrictions.
"We know this additional targeted support will be welcomed by those small businesses, who haven't had the usual busy summer season they depend on, and allow them to adapt their businesses to meet the national regulations and ensure the safety of both their customers and staff."
Applications close at midnight Friday 16th October. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. All applications will be assessed by a panel after the closing date and by 22 October 2020. Each application will be reviewed on its individual merits and not on a first come, first served basis. Applications can only be made online by completing the form: www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-businesses.