Time running out to apply for Covid Recovery Grant for your business

Mayor Peter Johnston announced details recently.

TIME is fast running out for businesses across Mid and East Antrim to apply for grant funding up to £2,000 for measures to ensure they are Covid-secure.

The Covid-19 Revitalisation Recovery Programme will close on 28 September at 6pm – meaning businesses still have four days to send their application.

The programme, funded by the Department for Communities (DfC) and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), has been designed to help deliver measures that provide a safer and more welcoming environment for visitors, shoppers and workers within our town centres and large villages.

Applications from businesses located in Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne are welcome, while those located in the rural villages of Ahoghill, Broughshane, Cullybackey and Whitehead, are particularly encouraged to get in touch, the local Council says.

The following types of business are eligible to apply:

Independent retailers (engaged in the retail sale of goods)
Independent private coffee shops, cafes, bars and restaurants
Independent hair and beauty & health businesses
Independent service providers such as estate agents, financial advisors, mortgage and insurance

Funding can cover a wide variety of expenditure, including PPE equipment, internal social distancing measures, signage, contactless payment or app development for booking systems, upgrades to shop frontage, awnings/canopies; outdoor furniture; heaters, queueing systems; PA/tannoy systems and digital screens.

To find out more details and to apply please login to the grants portal at www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/recovery-grant

Should you have any queries about the grant contact recoverygrants@midandeastantrim.gov.uk

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