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Don’t miss out on government grant of up to £25,000

PUBLISHED: 10:21 26 April 2020 | UPDATED: 12:24 26 April 2020

Broadland and South Norfolk district councils have encouraged businesses to claim government grants amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured is Broadland leader Shaun Vincent (left) with South Norfolk Council leader John Fuller. Picture: Broadland District Council

Broadland and South Norfolk district councils have encouraged businesses to claim government grants amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pictured is Broadland leader Shaun Vincent (left) with South Norfolk Council leader John Fuller. Picture: Broadland District Council

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South Norfolk and Broadland businesses have so far received more than £38m in government grants to help them through the coronavirus pandemic.

South Norfolk Council headquarters in Long Stratton. Picture: South Norfolk CouncilSouth Norfolk Council headquarters in Long Stratton. Picture: South Norfolk Council

The money, provided by central government and distributed by South Norfolk and Broadland’s district councils, is designed to help companies which may be particularly affected by the current lack of trade.

Through the Small Business Grant Fund or Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant, eligible businesses can claim grants of either £10,000 or £25,000.

The two councils, who began a collaborative partnership in 2018, have already supported 3,353 businesses and paid out almost £40m to help the local economy.

Broadland District Council's headquarters at Thorpe Lodge in Norwich. Picture: ArchantBroadland District Council's headquarters at Thorpe Lodge in Norwich. Picture: Archant

But while the majority of businesses who qualify have been contacted, some eligible businesses have not yet claimed their money and are being encouraged to come forward.

To find out if your business is eligible for a grant, visit either the South Norfolk Council or Broadland District Council websites.

Ineligible businesses can find advice and more information about government support by visiting either south-norfolk.gov.uk/business-support or broadland.gov.uk/coronavirus/businesses.

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