A programme of bids totalling more than £12.2 million has been submitted by Devon County Council to the Government’s new Community Renewal Fund which aims to support community and business recovery after the Coronavirus pandemic
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Organisations urged to bid for Community Renewal Fund with fresh ideas to help boost local economy and tackle inequality
Organisations with fresh ideas to help boost Devon’s economy and help those people and businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic are being urged to submit their bids into a new national fund, which opens for applications today, Wednesday 14 April, 2021.
Although the former Flybe airline was already in a difficult situation by March 2020, the emerging COVID-19 pandemic was said to have put additional pressure on the firm.
A new freeport in Plymouth and South Devon has been given the go ahead by the Government, unlocking million pounds of funding for the area.
The impact of the national lockdowns and ongoing restrictions is continuing to be felt by businesses across Devon, particularly in the retail and leisure industry.
From next month, a new Job Support Scheme from the government will replace the current furlough arrangements.
Small businesses and the tourism sector across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay are among those who can benefit from the Growth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme offering grants of up to £3,000.