More financial support for businesses in Erewash is on its way after the government released more funding to help local businesses hit by the pandemic.

Erewash Borough Council’s Executive is due to confirm the details of how the latest grant schemes will be administered at a meeting on 1 December – plus any other restriction grants that might potentially be announced by the government due to new Tier restrictions expected to be announced this week.

Applications are open for businesses that were obliged to close under the latest national lockdown regulations. This affects those businesses in Erewash required to close with the introduction of the national lockdown on 5 November until the end on 2 December.

This follows the government funding for local businesses covering the period 17 October to 4 November when Erewash was in Tier 2 restrictions. Applications for these grants are open for
eligible businesses that remained open but suffered a significant financial impact. The amount of money a business receives will depend on the rateable value.

Further support– called an Additional Restrictions Grant – is also now being finalised and the council will confirm the details of this scheme as soon as possible.

For updates and full details head to our Covid Grants page. Businesses are advised to register for a My Erewash business account via the website.

Councillor Wayne Major, Erewash Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Resources, says:

“As always, I can assure everyone we will work hard to get support out as quickly as possible. We are also working on the government’s Additional Restrictions Grant funding to put in place a local support scheme tailored to the needs of our business community here in Erewash.

“We understand these continue to be difficult and uncertain times and we are here to help. Please get in touch with us and let’s work together to get through this. It is a busy time, but registering for an online My Erewash business account is the best way to make contact and stay up-to-date.”

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