There’s some welcome news for businesses across Warwick district, as the latest round of Government grants are now available to apply for ahead of the next step in the Government’s roadmap which will see non-essential retail and businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors reopen on 12 April 2021.
These latest ‘restart grants’, which are one-off payments ranging from £2,667 up to £18,000 depending on the type of business and their rateable value, are aimed at supporting businesses as they reopen following the latest lockdown which began in January 2021.
As this is a new scheme with new eligibility criteria, the Council are urging all businesses to check the eligibility criteria and submit an application as soon as possible. Payments will be made from 6 April 2021.
Councillor Richard Hales, Portfolio Holder for Business and Finance, said: “We know how difficult this past year has been for businesses, as our Finance & Business teams have been busy paying out over £53m in grants since last April.
“But we’re almost there. We’re progressing through the roadmap and the next significant step – Step 2 on 12 April 2021 – will see businesses across the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors reopen and welcome back their customers. These grants are there to help them do just that, in a safe and secure way.
“I would urge all eligible businesses to take five minutes to check they’re eligible and submit their application to us.”
Full details including the application form can be found at www.warwickdc.gov.uk/restartgrants
All blogs are written or edited by Cllr Pam Redford & Cllr Trevor Wright