The Council has acted quickly to make sure all eligible businesses can claim the new grant of up to £6,000 and is emailing eligible businesses to invite them to make a claim.
Cllr Martin Round, Chair of the Economic, Regeneration and Leisure Committee said:
“I know of so many hospitality businesses that were really relying on Christmas to help increase their trade and unfortunately the growth in the Omicron variant put paid to this. Sadly, many customers had to cancel bookings leaving our pubs and restaurants in dire straits again. I hope that this new government grant will help, if only in a small way.
“We are using our database of contacts, however it has been some months since we last approached these businesses and we know things can move fast so we would really like to hear from anyone who thinks they might be eligible.”
For further information about the new Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant visit maidstone.gov.uk and search for business grants or click on the link: https://maidstone.gov.uk/home/other-services/covid-19/tier-2-primary-areas/advice-and-help-for-businesses
Any business that does not meet the eligibility criteria for this grant and is experiencing difficulty as a result of the pandemic should contact the Maidstone Business Boost Team by emailing MBB@maidstone.gov.uk to find out what other support, including grants, is available.
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