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Covid-19 Revitalisation Recovery Grant Open to Businesses in Mid & East Antrim

East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, is calling on eligible businesses across Mid and East Antrim to apply for grant funding of up to £2,000.

This final Covid-19 Revitalisation Recovery Grant call will open to applications on Monday 22 March and close on Monday 26 April at 6pm, or earlier if all grant funding is allocated before that date.

The grant, funded by the Department for Communities (DfC) and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), has been designed to help deliver measures that provide a safer and more welcoming environment for visitors, shoppers and workers within town centres, villages and rural areas.

The following types of business are eligible to apply:

· Independent retailers (engaged in the retail sale of goods)

· Independent private coffee shops, cafes, bars and restaurants

· Independent hair and beauty & health businesses

· Independent service providers such as estate agents, financial advisors, mortgage and insurance

Funding can cover a wide variety of expenditure including but not limited to: PPE equipment; internal social distancing measures; signage; contactless payment or app development for booking systems; upgrades to shop frontage; awnings/canopies; outdoor furniture; heaters; queueing systems; PA/tannoy systems; shop front lighting displays; merchandising stands and fixtures and digital screens.

How to apply

Before completing an application, applicants should make sure that they are eligible to apply by visiting: Applications should be submitted online.

Please note that applying for a grant is a competitive process and awards are subject to the availability of funds.

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