Cheshire East Council invites business support grant applications

Cheshire East Council is inviting applications for a new round of business support grants.

The council has been awarded a further allocation of Additional Restrictions Grant ( ARG ) by government to help businesses to recover from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and to help rebuild the local economy.

As part of this, applications are now open for businesses to apply for an Extended Restrictions Grant. This is to support those that remained closed or were severely impacted by the government’s decision to delay stage 4 of its roadmap out of lockdown and extend restrictions for a further four weeks, from 21 June until 18 July 2021.

Eligible businesses – which include travel agents, pet boarding businesses, nightclubs, theatres, cinemas, wedding and event venues, and those which directly supply wedding and event venues, such as florists and caterers – can apply for a one-off grant of between £2,000 and £4,500.

The scheme is open to both businesses that operate from business rated premises and those that do not.

Applications can be submitted via Cheshire East's Covid-19 help for businesses webpages, where businesses can also find details of the full eligibility criteria.

The deadline for applying is midnight on 12 October 2021. Cheshire East council is expecting to be able to make payment to successful businesses within three weeks of receiving their application.

Please note that this grant scheme is operated by Cheshire East Council - not Wilmslow Town Council.