We have received funds from government to support those businesses not eligible for the LRSG which have been affected by either Tier 2 restrictions or the recent national lockdown in November.
An initial scheme relating to businesses affected by the second national lockdown concluded in December 2020 and we provided grants to over 50 local businesses.
Following the government's announcement on 4th January 2021 that there would be another national lockdown the Council has received further funds from government to be paid out on a discretionary basis. These funds will be paid over to eligible businesses in the form of a Supplementary Winter Lockdown Grant
In recognition of the significant impact of another national lockdown on businesses across Fenland the eligibility criteria have been simplified as far as possible to enable a range of businesses not entitled to the Local Restrictions Support Grant and the Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment to claim a grant. Where businesses do not qualify for the Local Restrictions Support Grant and the Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment they will be eligible for the Supplementary Winter Lockdown Grant if:
All eligible businesses must confirm they are currently trading from an address in Fenland or intend to resume trading when permitted to do so. Businesses with multiple properties which are registered for business rates can obtain a grant for each property providing no property has a rateable value in excess of £51,000.
Eligible businesses will each receive a grant of £4,500. Where businesses received £2,457 as per decisions taken previously, a top-up payment of £2,043 will be paid out shortly.
Queries relating to the grants available should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org