City of Lincoln Council awarded over £4.1m to help Lincolnshire businesses during lockdown

The City of Lincoln Council has been awarded £4.1 million to help support eligible business in Lincolnshire which have had to close or are severely impacted by the current 28-day lockdown.

Following the government’s announcement on 31 October introducing new national restrictions from 5 November to 2 December, certain businesses and venues are required to close or restrict how they provide goods and services for this period.

Government has provided £2,181,564 to the City of Lincoln Council through the Local Restrictions Support Grant to support rate paying businesses forced to close within their area.

Funding of £1,985,980 has also been awarded to the City of Lincoln Council to support businesses more broadly over the coming months as a key part of local economies through the Additional Restrictions Grant.

From Monday 16 November, businesses that are required to close due to England’s current 28-day lockdown restrictions, will be able to apply for a grant of between £250 and £3,000.

Jo Walker, Assistant Director for Growth at City of Lincoln Council said: “The announcement of this further funding for businesses struggling due to the current lockdown is good news.

“At this difficult time, we know any form of support is much appreciated and I am proud that our team has been able to work quickly to help businesses struggling due to the pandemic.

“Further support is currently being considered for other businesses not required to close but that have been severely affected by the national lockdown.

“Details will be posted on our website once finalised.”

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