COVID-19 support for businesses
We have helped support thousands of West Suffolk businesses with advice and grants during the pandemic and initial recovery phase. To date we have paid out close to £70m in grants including both the national Government schemes and our own local grant schemes, developed using our Additional Restrictions Grant allocation to provide help to those businesses who would otherwise not qualify for support. All of the Government and council grant schemes are now closed to new applications.
Following the delay to the final lifting of social distancing restrictions, West Suffolk Council also paid one-off automated grants to certain businesses, such as indoor leisure businesses who had applied in previous grant round. These grants have all now been paid.