BUSINESSES set to open as the country comes out of lockdown could be entitled to grants of up to £18,000.
Warwick District Council is urging non-essential retail, leisure and hospitality businesses to check whether they are eligible for a restart grant.
The government grants are one-off payments between £2,667 up to £18,000 depending on the type of business and the rateable value, and aim to provide support as businesses reopen following the latest lockdown.
Business spokesman coun Richard Hales said: “We know how difficult this past year has been for businesses, as our finance and business teams have been busy paying out over £53m in grants since last April.
“But we’re almost there. We’re progressing through the roadmap and the next significant step. Step two on 12 April will see businesses across the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors reopen and welcome back their customers. These grants are there to help them do just that, in a safe and secure way.
“I would urge all eligible businesses to take five minutes to check they’re eligible and submit their application to us.”
Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/restartgrants to find out more.