Business Support Grants will continue in West Lindsey as restrictions remain ‘very high’

Businesses are reminded grant support is still available for those who have been affected by the coronavirus restrictions.

Coun Owen Bierley, leader of West Lindsey District Council, said: “We understand that the announcement will come as another blow to many businesses across the district.

“If you have not applied for any of the most recent grants, we urge you to check your eligibility and apply via our website. If you are unsure, please contact us and our officers will be able to offer guidance.”

Businesses that have been closed since Thursday, November 5, and have remained closed, will not need to reapply for a business grant. Subject to Government guidelines, these businesses will be paid automatically.

Grant support is still available for businesses

If you are a business who is yet to apply for the Closure Grant visit www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/businessclosuregrant.

For businesses who are open but continue to be impacted tier 3 restrictions should visit the council’s website, www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/businesssupport, to see if they are eligible for grant support.

Any business that has received grant funding previously do not need to reapply and will be paid automatically, subject to Government guidelines.

Coun Bierley said: “We would like to thank everyone who has followed the restrictions up until now. Please remember the basics of ‘hands, face, space’ in order to keep yourself and those around you safe.”

For more information about tier 3 restrictions visit www.gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know.

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