To support businesses through the latest coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions the government have announced a further package of business support grants.
Restart Grant scheme
The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in reopening safely as coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions are lifted. Grants are available from 1 April 2021.
Eligible businesses in the non-essential retail sector may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000 from their local council.
Eligible businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £18,000 from their local council.
Local councils will use their discretion to determine whether businesses meet the eligibility criteria for this grant scheme. Visit your local council’s website to find out how to apply.
King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council Refresh and Reopen Grant
This grant has been made available by King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council to help local independent businesses in the area safely reopen premises in compliance with government guidance relating to Covid-19.
The grants will provide up 75% of eligible costs towards work to premises such as outdoor structures or equipment, barriers or one-way set ups, umbrellas or other temporary weather-shielding structure. It could also help fund online solutions such as ticketing, ordering or payment. This fund can also be used towards shop front improvements to make the premises feel more welcoming to local people and visitors. Any spend incurred must have taken place since the announcement of the Governments Roadmap on 22 February 2021.
The maximum grant available per applicant is £10,000 and applicants must not have previously claimed a grant for the same re-opening activities. Grants will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and the scheme will close once all the money has been allocated or on 30 May, whichever is sooner. All grant funding must be fully spent and works completed by 1 August 2021.
Eligible businesses must be in the borough of west Norfolk, operate in the retail, hospitality, recreation, leisure, culture, tourism or events sectors.
Find out more and apply here.