Owners of small and medium-sized businesses across all sectors in Essex can now apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to make their business Covid-19 secure. This money can be used in different ways, including to buy new equipment, support employees to work from home or to adapt premises.
Business owners must show that they will use the money to make changes that will protect the health and safety of employees and customers. Any businesses that have received a grant from the scheme in the past can apply again, provided they have not received a grant within the last two months.
The grants are given out by local city, district and borough councils in Essex. Business owners should contact their local council to find out how to apply for the scheme.
This additional £5million funding for local business grants means our total investment is now £14.6million. It also highlights our commitment to continue supporting local businesses to not only recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, but to go on and thrive.