Covid-19 business grant payments made in Tendring
Over 1000 businesses in Tendring which face financial difficulties due to Coronavirus (Covid-19) have received grants in excess of £11million from Tendring District Council (TDC).
The Government has made available a grant scheme to support companies during these difficult times, with the system administered by local councils.
TDC has been working hard to get the local system up and running, and the first tranche of payments were made on Friday (3 April).
The rate of work has increased in a bid to get as many payments out over the last week as possible.
Cllr Neil Stock OBE, TDC Leader said: “I am delighted to see that so many businesses are receiving their grant money, it is vitally important to help keep these business afloat during the pandemic.
“There are a number of excellent and thriving businesses across Tendring and we want to do everything we can to ensure their hard work can continue.
“I would also like to thank TDC officers with the positive way that they have responded to this challenge and we are among the very first councils to get this funding delivered.
“It is also important to highlight that for those businesses which do not qualify for funding under this scheme, they can still access information, advice and guidance on the full range of support currently available from other sources by visiting the council’s dedicated Covid-19 webpage.”
Businesses were written to with details of the scheme, which has also been promoted on the council’s dedicated webpage and through the media. Under the scheme businesses are urged to complete the questionnaire – also available online – and to return this to the council as soon as possible.
Businesses can apply online, and the link can be found under the Business section at www.tendringdc.gov.uk/coronavirus.
For more information on this news release contact Tendring District Council’s Communications Assistant Matt Cattermole on 01255 686552.