A grant is now available to support the continued recovery of town centres and businesses due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The grant has been designed to ensure that town centres continue to work economically and are safe environments.
To help retail and wider town centre businesses prepare for reopening we recognise that some will need to implement additional social distancing measures. This is necessary to both encourage people to return to the high street once lockdown is eased, and to ensure there is a general sense of wellbeing, safety and confidence in these areas.
Councillor Joanne Gauden, Executive Member for Economy, Skills and Regeneration said: “We hope this grant will be able to help some businesses recover when we come out of lockdown.
“Businesses have had to make many changes since the Covid-19 pandemic began, and we hope that being able to receive funding for items such as outdoor tables and chairs will be enough for some businesses to continue trading.
“The funding is available for a range of items and improvements, so we are encouraging any businesses located near of within Pontypool, Blaenavon or Cwmbran town centre to take a look at the funding proposal and apply as soon as possible.”
The funding will provide up to 80% of total improvement costs – up to a maximum grant of £10K, and is capital funding only. Only businesses which are located within or in close proximity to a town centre can apply.
The grant has come from the Welsh Government’s Transforming Towns Thematic Programme but will be managed by the council.
Businesses which are located within or in close proximity of Pontypool, Blaenavon and Cwmbran
Find out more
Find out more about the grant here or by phoning 07773 812559
All grants have to be spent by 31 March 2021
Posted on: Monday 25th January 2021