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Harrogate BID providing reopening grants to town centre levy payers

Harrogate BID (Business Improvement District) levy payers are being given a chance to apply for a match-funded grant of up to £750 to help with post lockdown re-opening costs.

The funding can be used to purchase signage, barriers, screens or other equipment to assist businesses in the re-opening process, ensuring the safety of staff and customers.

Whilst all levy paying businesses within the Harrogate BID area are eligible to receive the grant, it does not include PPE equipment or employee costs.

Harrogate BID interim manager Simon Kent said: “We are acutely aware that many businesses have had to incur costs to enable them to comply with legislation in order for them to reopen safely.

“To assist with this financial burden, we have set aside £20,000 to provide match-funding of up to £750 to levy payers within the BID district.”

Last month, Harrogate BID produced packs of social distancing floor stickers and window posters for businesses and retailers, in addition to purchasing a quantity of outdoor tables and chairs for pubs, cafes, bars and restaurants to use.

Businesses should submit their request for grant support to Harrogate BID via email to: info@harrogatebid.co.uk , including a brief description of the equipment either already purchased or in the process of being acquired, along with receipts or an estimate of costs and expected delivery date.

 

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