East Cambridgeshire District Council is urging eligible businesses to apply for the Coronavirus Restart Grant before the deadline on 30th June.
The Coronavirus Restart Grant is available for businesses with a business rates account in the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care, or gym sectors.
The scheme was launched to provide a one-off grant to help businesses open safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
For businesses that have already received COVID-19 Business Support Grants such as Tier 4, National Lockdown 5th January – 15th February 2021 and Closed Business Lockdown Payment Grants, the Council will need to confirm they are still eligible before processing any payments.
Councillor David Brown, Chairman of the Finance and Assets Committee, said: “As a Council, we know that businesses have felt, and continue to feel, the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic and we will continue to do everything we can to support them during these difficult times.
“There is a fantastic range of businesses across East Cambridgeshire and we hope this funding will go some way to provide them with the support they need.
“I would encourage all businesses to check if they are eligible and apply via the Council’s website ahead of the deadline at the end of the month.”
Non-essential retail premises with a rateable value of £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667.
Non-essential retail businesses with a rateable value of over £15,000 and under £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000.
Non-essential retail premises with a rateable value of £51,000 or over on 1 April will receive a payment of £6,000.
Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care, and gym businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under on 1 April will receive £8,000.
Those with a rateable value over £15,000 and under £51,000 on 1 April will get a payment of £12,000.
Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care, and gym businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or more on 1 April will receive a grant of £18,000.
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