Coronavirus

Nearly £75 million of grants paid to support Plymouth businesses

Plymouth City Council has distributed nearly £75 million in grants to support local businesses through coronavirus restrictions since April 2020, but many businesses still haven’t claimed the financial support they’re entitled to.

Thousands of Plymouth businesses have been supported by the Government’s grant schemes, including the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) and Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).

More financial support available for Plymouth businesses

Plymouth City Council has unveiled plans to support city businesses that have been most impacted by the current national coronavirus restrictions but were unable to claim financial support from previous grant schemes.

The city has been allocated £5.2 million through the Government’s Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) to support local businesses that have suffered during the pandemic.

Put your COVID-19 stories in the Memory Box

COVID-19 has had a big impact on our daily lives. The Box wants to capture your memories of coronavirus to create a record for future generations to understand how and why our lives changed in 2020.

It wants to hear the experiences and voices of Plymouth residents and workers of all ages. These could come in may forms, including diary entries, video blogs, videos, poems, songs or creative writing pieces.