Council pays out £30m in lockdown grants as scheme set to close
- Credit: Nick Butcher
A final call is being made to businesses that haven’t yet claimed their Covid-19 Government grant.
The grant scheme, to help firms survive closes on Friday, August 28.
Since lockdown in March just over £30m has been paid out to help 2,722 businesses across the Great Yarmouth borough.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is now making a final call for completed forms from businesses that might be eligible for up to £25,000, dependent on rateable value.
Under the Government’s rules, the claim must come from the ratepayer, and they must have been trading on March 11, 2020 to qualify.
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Carl Smith, council leader, said: “We know these Government grants have been a lifeline for many businesses, and we’ve done everything we possibly can to promote the scheme and encourage businesses to check their eligibility and complete the claim form.
“An incredible £20m was paid out locally within the first three weeks of the scheme.”
Visit www.great-yarmouth.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-businesses for the link to the online form, information and support about the grants, eligibility criteria, and further business advice.
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