Norwich City Council has already handed over £30m in Government relief grants to local businesses – and is reminding those eligible businesses which have not yet claimed their money to complete the online form.
So far, around £30m has been handed out in total 2,233 businesses, which represents 72 per cent of the businesses in the city that are eligible for the Government grants.
With the number of forms completed daily now starting to reduce, the council is phoning, emailing or visiting the remaining eligible businesses, where it has those contact details, to remind them of the importance of completing the online form on the council’s website.
Cllr Alan Waters, leader of the council, said: “We are working closely with New Anglia LEP, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and other business groups to ensure our local businesses get the support they are entitled to during these challenging times.
“We are also asking residents to help get the word out by checking in with their local businesses to make sure they are aware of the grant support available.
“Our council staff have really pulled together to get the grants paid and we continue to pay money out daily. Our final push is to get those businesses who have not yet applied to do so.”
Businesses who think they may be eligible and who have not already applied should visit www.norwich.gov.uk/business-support to find the online form, as well as information about the grants. For advice relating to the grants call Norwich City Council on 01603 212 898. For other business advice, contact the Growth Hub via 0300 333 6536 or www.newangliagrowthhub.co.uk