Welcome back fund

First published: Thursday 25 Jun 2020

The Welcome Back Fund has been established to support small and medium-sized businesses in the leisure, culture and tourism sectors that have reopened or are seeking to reopen on 4 July following the coronavirus pandemic.

Businesses that meet the eligibility criteria below can apply for a one-off grant of between £500 and £1,500 from a pot of £250,000 to help them relaunch on or ahead of 4 July.

The funding can be used to help businesses to make changes to the way they work to accommodate customers after the lockdown, including funding safety measures such as screens and adding floor markings at sanitisation points on their premises. The fund can also help businesses promote their reopening and help to ensure they meet the “We’re Good To Go” national tourism industry standards announced by Visit Britain.

The fund forms part of a £1million programme to bring more visitors to Tees Valley and to help firms in the tourism, leisure and culture industries to cater for them and adapt to the new realities of doing business. Further support measures coming in the next 12 months will include a high-profile campaign to show that the region has reopened for visitors, as well as further financial support and training.

To register your interest in applying to the Welcome Back Fund, please fill out the form.

 

Tees Valley Combined Authority will take a portfolio approach and distribute across the five local authorities.

Only one application per single business premises permitted.

Businesses that are offered funding must provide evidence of expenditure when they claim the grant.

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