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Local Restrictions Support Grants

FUNDS ARE NOW AT YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL OFFICE
 
Guidance has just gone out on accessing the £1.1bn of funding to Local Authorities to support businesses during lockdown.
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-restrictions-support-grants-lrsg-and-additional-restrictions-grant-arg-guidance-for-local-authorities?fbclid=IwAR0El71Y9l_rGzqP5ow0Gl3yCpfCP1VaRT2bU-3vdGIWuOR5EKIs-fs6D4E
 
It's a discretionary funding pot, but the events sector, including suppliers, are specifically mentioned in how Local Authorities can administer these support grants in para 23:
“Local Authorities can determine how much funding to provide to businesses from the ARG funding provided, and exactly which businesses to target. However, we encourage Local Authorities to develop discretionary grant schemes to help those businesses which – while not legally forced to close – are nonetheless severely impacted by the restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19. This could include – for example – businesses which supply the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors, or businesses in the events sector”.

With Thanks to NOEA for providing this detail.

Association of Festival Organisers (AFO): 5th Nov 2020 09:47:00

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