Portsmouth City Council announce new Resilience Grant to support business impacted by Covid-19

Portsmouth City Council has announced today a new ARG Business Resilience Grant to help businesses that have continued to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.  This additional grant is to help drive businesses forward, build business resilience, long term recovery and lay the foundations for future growth.

Eligible businesses can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to fund business activities such as costs and expenditure occurred in changing or modifying equipment, the purchase of equipment to diversify, improvements made to shop fronts or market stalls, equipment to aid working from home, professional consultancy support, workplace risk assessment and employee training.

Applications are open to independent businesses in the hospitality, retail, travel, culture and events sectors.

Cllr Ben Dowling, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Economic Development at Portsmouth City Council, said:

“If a business in Portsmouth has continued to feel the impact from the pandemic, we want them to act now and to apply for this one-off grant before the deadline in January.

“The ARG Business Resilience Grant is a one-off grant.  It remains critical that we build business resilience, safeguard jobs and assist growth for our long-term economy to thrive.”

Applications must be submitted by 31 January 2022. The funding is limited so applications will be administered on a first come first-served basis.

For more information and to apply for the ARG Business Resilience Grant visit portsmouth.gov.uk/ARG-business-grant

or call the business support team on 023 9284 1641.