East Riding of Yorkshire Council is reminding businesses across the county to check if they are eligible for a Restart Grant.
The grant scheme supports non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses with a one-off grant.
It is intended to help businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public to reopen safely as set out in the roadmap.
One-off grants of up to £6,000 are available for non-essential retail businesses, and up to £18,000 for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises.
The Government has asked councils to obtain further information from businesses as part of the grant scheme. Therefore East Riding of Yorkshire Council has contacted all businesses who have previously been awarded a Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed businesses) to obtain supplementary information and an application is available for other eligible businesses that are registered for business rates. All applications will be subject to a number of fraud checks which the Government requires councils to undertake ahead of payments being processed.
The council started making payments on Thursday, 15 April 2021.
For details about how to apply for the grant, or for more information about who can claim this funding and any exclusions that apply, visit: https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-grants-for-businesses-and-charities/restart-grants/
Gillian Barley, head of revenues and procurement at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "The council recognises how important the payment of the Restart Grants is for individual businesses and restarting the economy. We are now making payments and encourage businesses to visit our website to check whether they are eligible for this payment."