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Cheshire & Warrington Restructure Grant launches next week

22 October 2020

Blue Orchid is pleased to be able to confirm that Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership have awarded a further £1 million to provide grants to help small businesses meet some of the extra costs created by the COVID restrictions. This new scheme is separate from the Recovery Grant launched previously.

You are eligible if you can answer “YES” to all of the following:

  • I am a Small to Medium sized Cheshire and Warrington based businesses?
  • I am a business who either has commercial premises AND/OR employs additional staff other than myself?
  • I am a business who has not previously received a Cheshire and Warrington Covid Recovery capital grant?
  • I have a business bank account and will use this for my project spend?
  • The grant can pay towards capital items only that businesses may need to recover or restructure their business to trade through the Covid-19 outbreak.

    Examples of the support that can be provided includes:

  • IT equipment, e.g. Tablets used to support customers ‘trace & trace’ obligations and Contact payment systems
  • Fixed PPE equipment e.g. plastics screens & sanitiser dispensers
  • Building alterations e.g. creation of one-way systems, building of outdoor seating, serving hatches etc.
  • For more information on the grant, please see the Blue Orchid website.

    Blue Orchid are also hosting a series of online Q&A sessions for those interested in applying:

    Friday 23rd October at 2.30pm

    Monday 26th October at 2pm

    Tuesday 27th October at 2pm