Wirral Council has received a further £23 million to support businesses in Wirral hardest hit by the Covid crisis. This latest cash is in addition to the £179 million provided so far by the Government to help the Council respond effectively to the ongoing pandemic.
The money will be used to fund a one-off grant, known as a Closed Business Lockdown payment, of up to £9000 for businesses ordered to close as part of the latest national lockdown restrictions.
Welcoming this funding Councillor Jeff Green, Leader of Wirral's Conservative Councillors, said: “This is incredibly important for our local businesses and I am seeking assurances that the Council will distribute this funding as quickly as possible. The Council has been very effective in delivering these types of payments quickly and efficiently during the crisis and I want to ensure that continues with this latest funding.”
If you have received a Local Restrictions Support Grant in the past you need not apply again but you will be contacted by the Council to check if you wish to receive the latest grant. For more information on support available, including how to apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant if you haven’t previously, please visit: https://www.wirral.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/coronavirus-updates/financial-aid-businesses