More support grants paid to Trafford businesses

Trafford Council is continuing to support businesses forced to close due to the current national lockdown with a new round of government grants paid.

A combined total of £3.5m has been paid to over 1,300 businesses that were legally required to close in line with government restrictions. This covers the period of 16 February to 31 March, with payments due to arrive by no later than Friday (26 February).

The latest grants are automatic repeat payments and have been made to businesses that have been forced to close for periods from 5 January 2021 to date. Full details of eligibility and how to apply can be found on the Council website.

Cllr Tom Ross, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Finance and Governance said:

“We know how important these payments are to keep businesses afloat as the lockdown continues, and our grants team made sure they were issued within hours of receiving the relevant government guidance this week.

“While this continues to be a challenging time for many businesses, there is now at least a road map to work towards, and we hope prompt payment of grants will help as local firms plan for reopening in the coming months.”

Posted on Friday 26th February 2021