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Businesses hit by Covid-19 encouraged to apply for fresh round of grants

Businesses in and around Great Yarmouth can now claim up to £6000 in the latest round of grants to help businesses impacted by Covid-19.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council has now released the latest round of grants under the current phase of the Additional Restrictions Grant programme, with an expanded range of eligible businesses.

Business rated and non-business rated businesses that trade in or supply the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sector and other business that have been financially impacted through the winter months including the personal care sector, such as chiropodists, beauty and salon owners and mobile hairdressers or those who rent a chair, can now apply for help.

Eligible businesses will receive a cash payment of between £750 and £6000, depending on their business type or rateable value.

Applications for the scheme are open now via the Council's website, and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis meaning businesses should apply as soon as possible. The scheme will close on 28 February 2022 at the latest.

The Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant scheme is still open to eligible businesses until midnight 18 March.

This scheme provides support to hospitality, leisure, and accommodation businesses in recognition of the impact that the rise of the Omicron variant has had on their trade.

Both funds distribute money provided by central government, and require prepayment checks to detect and prevent fraud.

Cllr Carl Smith, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: "We are pleased to have received further funds from the Government to help our local businesses.

"We have kept the schemes under constant review and prioritised and adapted them to ensure as many businesses as possible can be supported within the limits of Government funds available.

"I encourage every business to read the details of the schemes on our website, even if they think they have not been eligible for help in the past."

Last modified on 03 January 2024

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