Cheshire and Warrington LEP have announced a £1M Cheshire and Warrington Restructure grant which will open soon.
The grant will offer businesses funding up to 80% to a maximum of £5,000 on capital items.
The grant will help SMEs find innovative ways of working within the new three-tier Local Covid Alert Levels and will pay towards capital items businesses may need to recover or restructure, to trade through the Covid-19 outbreak.
Examples of capital items that can be provided include:
- IT equipment - Tablets used to support ‘test & trace’ obligations and contactless payment systems.
- Fixed PPE equipment - Plastic screens and sanitiser dispensers.
- Building alterations - Creation of one-way systems, building of outdoor seating, serving hatches etc.
- Investments to offset lost sales- Establishing online delivery and digital ordering systems.
The opening date for the first round has been confirmed as midday on Wednesday 28th October. Applications are to be made through this webpage.
Further rounds for applications have also been announced and can be viewed here.
Blue Orchid will be delivering the grant and will be hosting an online Q&A session, live tomorrow (Friday , October 3rd October at 2.30pm) to book your pace click here.
If you require funding for other items or day-to-day running costs, please look at other support options available here.