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.

COVID-19 update: more than 90 per cent of Council services now available

More than 90 per cent of Council services in Plymouth are now available despite the nationwide disruption caused by COVID-19.

Most services are now operating with measures to ensure the safety of customers and staff and plans are in place for resuming the remainder in line with Government guidance.

While many Council services, such as refuse collections, continued throughout Covid-19, some had to be suspended in line with the Government instructions to stop the virus spreading.