Businesses Affected by Lockdown to Benefit from £2.8m funding
Castle Point Borough Council has received a share of £2.8 million in Government Grants to support local businesses impacted by the current national lockdown arrangements.
The funding from central government aims to support businesses who have had to close, or who have been able to continue trading but have been severely affected by the restrictions.
Small and medium businesses will also be able to apply for an Essex Business Adaptations Fund Grant, to help them change the way they operate so they can continue to trade safely and generate income whilst restrictions remain in place.
Leader of Castle Point Borough Council Cllr Norman Smith said “ Castle Point Council welcomes this funding and will now work to get the grants distributed to businesses as soon as possible.
“We understand how difficult it has been for businesses and we will continue to do all we can to support them, particularly through the winter months which bring additional challenges.”
Essex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Cllr Tony Ball said: “This package of funding will significantly support local business, including the hospitality sector, across the county. District, Borough and City Councils will now work with local businesses to allocate and distribute grant funding.
“We understand the pressure that the introduction of additional Covid-19 restrictions has put on local businesses, and we will continue to do all we can to support those in need during these unprecedented times.”