News Article

Alfresco Support Grant

4 January 2022

To help hospitality businesses recover from the impact of the COVID pandemic, Chester BID is offering grants of up to £5,000 to support businesses looking to create or enhance an Alfresco seating area outside of their business premises.

The grant can be used to purchase equipment to safely create or enhance an Alfresco seating area, this could include:

Tables, chairs, free standing canopies, gazebo’s, electric/infrared heating etc.

All equipment must be purchased new from an established retailer able to provide business credentials upon request (e.g., VAT number, company registration number etc.). Equipment must be of a good quality and meet the necessary safety standards (e.g., wind loading, risk assessments etc.).

Any hospitality business registered to pay Business Rates and located within the Chester BID area (Watergate St, Upper Bridge St, Northgate St, Eastgate Street, Foregate St, Frodsham St, Love St, St John St, St Werburgh St, Pepper St) that meets the criteria for an Alfresco licence is eligible to apply.

Applications close on Sunday 23rd January. Successful applicants will be notified via email no later than 4th February 2022.

For more information visit: Chester BID