AVA Flags a New Wave of Grant Funding to Support Businesses in England.

AVA Boss David Llewellyn is on the money today, sharing news that will be welcomed by many of his members.

The Government has today announced a new wave of Grant Funding to support businesses in England. In addition to the £425 million added to the Additional Restrictions Grants scheme, effective from 1st April.

From today, businesses in England in the non-essential retail sector will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000, while businesses in the hospitality (including foodservice, catering & vending), accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors, which are reopening later, will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £18,000. The £5 billion of government funding available through the Restart Grants scheme will be delivered by local authorities.

  • New Restart Grants scheme launched today, providing funding of up to £18,000 to eligible businesses
  • call issued to all 314 local authorities across England to deliver new COVID grants to businesses in good time and take a flexible approach to updated restrictions
  • joint letter from Small Business Minister Paul Scully and Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston thanks councils for supporting businesses but highlights urgency of ongoing support

Full detail and links to your Local Authority can be found HERE
Not a member of the AVA? Start your journey HERE
More from the AVA on PV, HERE

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