District council prepares to manage Covid-19 support grant schemes

Richmondshire District Council is preparing to manage applications from businesses eligible for a Covid-19 support grant.

The Chancellor yesterday announced that the Government was providing extra support for the hospitality and leisure sectors.

This will comprise of one off grants of up to £6,000 per premises.

Officials say that details of the qualifying criteria have not been published yet.

Richmondshire District Council says it will also be making available further additional restrictions grant funding to address the impact in trade caused by the omicron variant of Covid-19 for those who may not be eligible for the Government’s one off grants.

Applications for funding in respect of will be opened in the early part of January, with payments likely to start by the end of January 2022.

Officials say further detailed information will be published on the council website as soon as it becomes available.