Support for your business: information, advice and funding
There are a range of local services available to eligible businesses at all stages, from starting out to finding premises and growing.
For details on how your business can benefit from free support services please visit our web pages and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4 of the roadmap out of Covid-19
Since 19 July most restrictions, including the removal of social distancing, have been removed.
The government has published updated guidance for businesses and the self-employed. Hospitality businesses can also see further information on opening safely.
Covid business support grants
The national Restart grant scheme has closed.
Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) phase 5 scheme
We recognise that some tourism, leisure and events related businesses that were awarded a Restart or phase 4 ARG payment will have been severely impacted by the government's pause on lifting some national restrictions, from 21 June to 19 July 2021.
Phase 5 of the council's Additional Restriction Grant (ARG) scheme provides a top-up grant to those eligible businesses most impacted and directly affected by:
a) the pause to step 4 of the Roadmap and/or
b) the ongoing international Covid-19 travel restrictions.
It is only possible to allocate grants to those eligible businesses that have been/are most impacted and directly affected by the pause of the Roadmap and/or the ongoing international Covid-19 travel restrictions. Therefore, many of the businesses which received a grant in phase 4 of the council's ARG scheme and the national Restart scheme will not be eligible for a top-up payment in phase 5.
We have emailed all eligible businesses with details of the ARG phase 5 top-up funding support. The top-up grant will be paid directly to eligible businesses and there is no need to apply.
There are currently no proposals for any further local Covid-19 business grant schemes. There is no indication from the Government of any new Covid-19 national or local business grant funding.
There is a range of other support services available for businesses and individuals:
- information on coronavirus financial support for businesses from GOV.UK
- details on the free business support services offered by the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub
- coronavirus support for residents in the Harrogate district including benefits and council tax
- Test and Trace (self-isolation) support payment in the Harrogate district
For enquiries regarding the ARG please email email@example.com
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