Latest business grant for firms hit by pandemic to launch today

The latest grant scheme to help businesses severely affected by the Covid-19 restrictions will be launched by Richmondshire District Council this week.

The additional restrictions grant (ARG) will be live from 1pm on today.

It aims to help businesses that are not eligible for Restart grants.

It will provide a one-off sum to support the costs of reopening safely or moving back towards the business’s former public facing service delivery as restrictions are lifted.

The grants, which are being administered by the council on behalf of the Government, are aimed at businesses who either provide face to face services directly to the public themselves or those businesses where the main activity is part of the supply chain to these businesses.

The amount paid is based on the size of the business and the date when permitted to resume main business operations.

The application process, as with previous ARG grants, is online at richmondshire.gov.uk.

Applications for this ARG will only be available between May 10 and midnight on May 31.