Funding support still available for local businesses
Leisure, events, and hospitality businesses encouraged to take advantage of financial support.
Small and micro-businesses in the leisure, events, and hospitality sectors, and associated supply chains, are being encouraged to come forward and benefit from money on offer from the government’s Additional Restrictions Grant scheme.
Eligible businesses can be awarded a one-off payment of £11,471.44 per business from funding allocated by the government and distributed by local authorities in response to the impact of Covid-19 and restrictions placed on these sectors over the past 18 months.
Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said:
“Whilst it is fantastic to see venues and premises re-opening and footfall increasing we know there are a lot of businesses still struggling with financial pressures brought about as a result of Covid-19 trading restrictions.
“We currently have grant funding available targeted at leisure, hospitality and events businesses and are really keen to hear from any that think they may be eligible and want to benefit. We’ve already allocated over £80,000 but would like to see more businesses come forward.
“New business support and funding opportunities are coming on line regularly which is why we have our information officer out supporting businesses backed up by our monthly business newsletter. I would encourage all local businesses to sign up so as not to miss out on what’s available to them.”
Information about the Additional Restrictions Grant and application form are available. To be eligible businesses must not have received support from previous financial support packages administered by Lichfield District Council - the Local Restrictions Support Grant, previous rounds of the Additional Restrictions Grant and the Restart Scheme.
Businesses can keep in touch with the latest business support opportunities from Lichfield District Council and information on grants and funding by signing up to our monthly Economic Development Newsletter.