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Continuing to ‘leave no business without support’ as new grant launched

Published on Friday, 28th January 2022

Norwich continues to show that no business should be left without support with a new grant launched today.

The locally developed discretionary grant: Additional Restrictions Scheme January 2022 is available to both rated and non-rated, including freelance and mobile, businesses affected by the Omicron variant.

This is open to businesses in personal care, events and wedding sectors, breweries, English language schools, gyms and taxis licensed by Norwich City Council.

Those eligible can apply for the following amounts:

  • £750 for non-rated businesses
  • £2667 where the rateable value is £15,000 and under
  • £4000 where the rateable value is between £15,001 and £50,999
  • £6000 where the rateable value is £51,000 or more.

Businesses are urged to act quickly as applications must be received no later than Monday 28 February and subject to funds available; if there are enough applicants and the fund is fully committed to before this date, the scheme may close early.

Councillor Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council said:

“Our teams have worked throughout the pandemic to make sure businesses, large and very small, are supported.

To make sure no-one is left out, including the freelancers and people without fixed premises, schemes have been designed to meet local need.

Please take a look to see if there’s support available to you.”

Other support also available:

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant provides eligible rated businesses, which must have been trading in Norwich since at least 30 December 2021, the following amounts:

  • £2,667 (for a rateable value of £15,000 or under)
  • £4,000 (rateable value of £15,001-£50,999)
  • £6,000 (rateable value of £51,000 or more)

Closes: Monday 21 February 2022

Hospitality, Leisure and Travel (Plan B - December 2021) Grant

If you are eligible for the national hospitality (Omicron) grant, you might also be eligible for our local discretionary grant – also available for rated businesses with up to 249 employees.

Closes: Monday 31 January 2022.

Business Growth Grant

Whatever sector you’re in, and whether you have rated or non-rated premises, if you have fewer than 250 employees and need support to fund an improvement, see if our Business Growth Grant can help.

Closes: 31 January 2022.

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