Date published: 28th January 2021
The Council has extended the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) to now include more businesses previously unable to apply due to eligibility criteria, allowing the Council to support even more businesses in the district.
The eligibility for the business impact strand has now been extended to include businesses that offer a service to customers in a face-to-face environment – this ranges from businesses delivering services in a customer’s home, to environments where it is not practical to follow or practice COVID-19 safety guidelines.
The extension further includes individuals who have received payment from the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), who were previously ineligible for the earlier iteration of the ARG.
The addendum follows feedback from businesses in the District that had been missed by schemes for the second lockdown.
Cllr. Richard Kershaw, Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Growth said:
“We are pleased to announce an extension to the ARG Grant scheme to benefit more businesses in North Norfolk. Businesses that had been ruled out in previous rounds can now be helped due to changes in the rules for eligibility.
We have listened to the feedback from businesses which we were unable to support in previous rounds and we are now able to assist more people through this grant scheme. More details and further business support can be found on our website.”
The Additional Restrictions Grant aims to support certain businesses severely impacted by the national lockdown in England between 5 November and 2 December 2020, or who legally had to close during this period but are not registered for business rates with North Norfolk District Council.
The Council is currently working on a second phase of the ARG to cover the current lockdown period, which commenced on 5 January.
The Additional Restrictions Grant fund is limited. Grants will be issued on a first-come-first-serve basis until our allocation for this scheme has been fully utilised.
Last updated: 28th January 2021