Further Covid support grants available to local businesses in Great Yarmouth Borough
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is handing out further Covid relief grants to eligible businesses, including financial support linked to the Tier 2 restrictions, and extra help for those in the hospitality, hotel or B&B, or leisure sectors.
The council is inviting applications for a new "top-up payment", under the Additional Restrictions Support Grant, for eligible businesses which trade within the hospitality, hotel or B&B, or leisure sectors or in the supply trade to those sectors.
This is for eligible businesses that have already received either a Local Restrictions Support Grant or an Additional Restrictions Support Grant. The applications deadline is January 11, 2021.
In addition, the council has also extended, until January 11, the deadline for applications to the original Additional Restrictions Support Grant, which was first launched during the second national lockdown for eligible businesses.
Furthermore, the scheme criteria has been widened to include home-based business where their main trade is supplying the hospitality, leisure and hotel and B&Bs sectors. This might, for example, include businesses providing security guards, wedding planners and entertainers.
A Tier 2 Local Restrictions Support Grant for business-rated properties will shortly be paid out automatically to those businesses who received a LRSG for the national lockdown period in the business sector of the following broad categories: pubs, bars and wine bars, cafés and restaurants, hotels and B&Bs, cinemas and entertainment venues. There is no need to apply. The council is contacting those eligible businesses directly to confirm.
In addition, a one-off £1,000 Government Christmas Support Payment for wet-let pubs will be administered to those eligible premises, with the council contacting pubs directly to ask them to complete a short application to establish they meet the criteria.
Visit www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-businesses for the link to the online application forms (where required), information and support about all the grants, eligibility criteria and further business advice.
Cllr Carl Smith, the council leader, said "We are pleased to have received Government funds to offer these further grants to help our local businesses in challenging times, and we're pleased to be able to pay out many of these without the business having to actively apply.
"Since the beginning of this pandemic, the council has handed out more than £33m in grants to local businesses, which we know have been a lifeline for many businesses, and I would like to thank the officers for their hard work in administering these in line with the national guidance."