Marketing Liverpool wishes to inform businesses that the latest Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) will be open for application from Monday 25th October to Friday 12th November.
The Liverpool City Region has announced the scheme but we wish to make clear that that each local borough will run its own application and approval process.
This message details the process for businesses based in the City of Liverpool [not Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral, Halton or St Helens who have their own process and criteria].
The City of Liverpool ARG is a £2.5m fund and will be open to businesses with between 10 and 249 employees. The criteria focusses upon supporting those businesses most impacted by COVID-19 restrictions and all parties agree this will likely be businesses operating in the Visitor Economy.
Grants will be available between £5k and £50k and it is anticipated that payment of successful applications will be made in January.
Detailed guidance will shortly be available from Liverpool City Council.
There will be a requirement to gather evidence to demonstrate the impact of Covid-19 on businesses and the legitimacy of ongoing trade activity.
Please note that the involvement of the applicant business’s accountants is imperative to a successful application, so we advise their involvement early if businesses intend to make an application.
We wish those businesses applying for a grant our best.