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Additional Covid-19 business grant support available

Further financial support for businesses is available in Tendring, with businesses and pub landlords encouraged to apply.

The Local Restrictions Support Grant Version (open) version 2 provides funding for businesses that have remained open but are being impacted by Tendring being in Tier 2 following the period of national restrictions that ended in early December. Further government guidance about this scheme will be published shortly.

Additionally, a one-off grant of £1,000 is available for each wet-led pub – a pub that cannot run as a restaurant or otherwise serve food, where a pub that has been able to remain open which can demonstrate that they derive less than 50% of their income from food sales – or, where the pub had to remain closed from 2 December following the period of national lockdown.

Applications for the Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs grants are now open at www.tendringdc.gov.uk/coronavirus and business owners have until 31st January 2021 to apply.

Tendring District Council (TDC) is working its way through a high number of applications made under earlier phases of grant schemes, with the aim of making payments to eligible businesses shortly.

Mary Newton, TDC Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Growth, encouraged businesses to apply.

“Businesses face continuing hardship during the Covid-19 pandemic; these grants are on top of others available, and I’d really urge business owners to apply for the support.”

TDC will continue to process new financial support schemes as and when they are announced by Government, including around the move into Tier 4 from Boxing Day (Saturday, 26 December).