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Central Bedfordshire Council to launch further Additional Restrictions Grant scheme

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

We will be launching a further round of Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) this September, enabling more businesses to access grant funding.

The scheme will be open to:

  • businesses who have not previously received an additional restrictions grant
  • taxi drivers licenced by Central Bedfordshire Council
  • businesses in the Travel, Tourism and Events sector who previously received a Restart Grant
  • businesses that would have qualified for a Restart Grant but didn’t apply during the application window (6 April 2021 – 30 June 2021)

Executive Member for Corporate Resources, Councillor David Shelvey said:

We’re delighted to be launching this latest Additional Restrictions Grant scheme which will support sectors previously un-eligible. To date, we have paid out almost £8.4M in additional restriction grants to 839 individual businesses, and I urge businesses who are eligible for this latest grant to apply as soon as applications open in September.

Any business that has already been allocated funding under the ARG scheme, will not be eligible for any further funding at this time.

Grants will be awarded at the end of the application window in order that demand can be determined.

As well as the further Additional Restrictions Grant scheme, the Council is partnering with Cranfield School of Management, Central Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, South East Midlands Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) and University of Bedfordshire to deliver a comprehensive package of support to businesses.