This week we announced that business support organisations, groups representing the retail, hospitality, leisure and welfare sectors and local Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) will collectively receive around £700,000 in grants for innovative local projects. This follows a competitive application process for ARG Stream 3 discretionary grant scheme.
Currently, we are working hard to process hundreds of applications for our Bounce Back Challenge Fund. This has brought to light a huge array of imaginative projects and creative ideas that will drive long term growth across the area. We’ll be sending out letters to all applicants informing them of our decision over the next few weeks.
All those who applied for the Exceptional Circumstances Fund are being notified of the outcome of their applications. Today we have started issuing around £768,000 in grant support to businesses that have not received any other grants so far.