East Riding businesses that have been severely affected by the national and local coronavirus restrictions are being reminded that they can still apply for grant support.
Councils have been awarded funding to provide grant support to local businesses, and East Riding of Yorkshire Council has paid out more than £40.5 million since November 2020.
Although many businesses have applied for the grants and are continuing to receive support, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is aware that many businesses may still not have applied and may be eligible.
If your business was mandated to close and you are registered for business rates, even if you had 100% rates relief for 2020/2021, you may be eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant.
Businesses which were eligible for a support grant in March 2020 will not automatically receive this grant. They need to make an application to receive funding to support them during this latest lockdown period, if they have not already done so.
Please check this link to see if you can claim: https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-grants-for-businesses-and-charities/local-restrictions-support-grant-closed-businesses/
Do not delay as the application process will close on Wednesday, 31 March, 2021.
Councils have also been awarded funding to provide discretionary support to local businesses during the national lockdown.
The Additional Restrictions Grant is available to businesses which cannot access the Local Restrictions Support Grant for closed businesses. We are now accepting applications from businesses in receipt of Self Employed Income Support that have fixed costs.
If your business has been severely affected by the pandemic, please visit our website for details of eligibility criteria and make an application: https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-grants-for-businesses-and-charities/additional-restrictions-grant-arg/
Applications will close on Wednesday, 31 March 2021. Following this closing date, this page will be updated with further information on the support available.
Councillor Richard Burton, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "We urge any businesses severely affected by the pandemic and who have not applied for this grant support to do so.
"The deadline to apply for funding for the Local Restrictions Support Grant and Additional Restrictions Grant is at the end of March so there is not long left to submit an application if your business is eligible."
Following the budget announcement on Wednesday, 3 March 2021, councils will be provided with funding in April 2021, to offer businesses support through a Restart Grant. Councils have not yet received guidance on the criteria for this scheme, so please keep checking our web page for updates: https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-grants-for-businesses-and-charities/