Latest government data has revealed that local councils across England have made a total of £7.8 billion available in business support grants.
Councils have received £7.8 billion from government to fund a range of national and local discretionary schemes to aid businesses that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Small Business Minister Paul Scully said:
Throughout this crisis, we have provided generous support to as many businesses as we can to help see them through these tough times.
“I know from speaking to businesses just how much they have benefited from government grants, which have enabled them to cover their fixed costs, adapt and plan to build back better from the pandemic.
“We are working closely with council leaders across England to ensure that this much-needed support gets to hard-pressed businesses as soon as possible.”
Cheshire East Council is continuing to issue business support grants to organisations throughout the borough. To make the application process as simple as possible, there is now a single application form for all grant schemes.
Since the start of the pandemic, Cheshire East Council has paid out over £105 million in business support.