Here at the Forest Economic Partnership we really pleased to see that FoDDC have been able to quickly work through the systems needed to get this support out to local businesses (See the story here: More than £10m paid out in business grants).
The Council who have been working tirelessly over the last few weeks (including over the Easter bank holiday weekend) to get grants to businesses to help support them through the COVID-19 pandemic.
To date over £14m has been paid in grant funding, with 87% of applications received already processed.
For further information on the FoDDC business support follow this link to their website: https://www.fdean.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-business-and-licensing/
What is the situation on the ground?
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Gfirst LEP are looking for local insight across all sectors to feedback so the Government can get a picture of how life really is on the ground right now. If local businesses have any comments or stories they'd like to share please email firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our Facebook page.