An additional wave of funding is available for businesses in East Cambridgeshire who have been affected by the pandemic. The Additional Restrictions Grant scheme is designed to support businesses impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions in place from December 26 2020 – February 15 2021 that have not been eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant.
The grants will be paid as one-off grants and are for businesses who experienced a loss of income of over 30% that was directly related to, or as a result of, the Tier 4 and national lockdown restrictions in place between December 26 2020 and February 15 2021.
As part of the ARG scheme, closed businesses that do not have a business rates account may be entitled to £5,000 if they are a community facility such as a village hall, £5,000 if they operate from a domestic property or ££6,000 if they operate from a commercial property.
Open customer-facing businesses, with or without a business rates account, that were allowed to be open during Tier 4 restrictions and the national lockdown but were severely impacted, are eligible for a £4,000 grant.
Businesses can apply online, by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01353 665555.
The closing date for applications for the scheme is 5pm on March 19 2021.