Funding Updates from Welsh Government and Sport Wales

From Welsh Government:

Businesses urged to register for financial support

The Welsh Government is urging businesses to ensure they are registered for financial support to help them deal with the ongoing impacts of coronavirus.

Last month, the Welsh Government announced an additional £200m package to help firms through to the end of March. This takes the Welsh Government’s business support package from the December to March period to £650m.

The financial package is predominantly for businesses that pay non-domestic rates and have been forced to close or operate differently as a result of coronavirus restrictions.

As businesses need to have registered with their local authorities in October or later in order to receive the payments, the Welsh Government is urging firms that have not yet done so to take action now so they do not miss out.

Read the announcement in full on Gov.Wales.

Restrictions Business Fund extension

The Restrictions Business Fund Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) and Discretionary based grants for non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism (NERHLT) sectors has been extended to provide a single top up payment to cover the period between the 25 January and end of March 2021 for businesses affected by national restrictions.

You can find more details on the Business Wales website.

Apply for a Kickstart Scheme Grant

If you’re an employer looking to create job placements for young people, you can apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme.  The UK Government has now removed the 30 job threshold from the scheme.

Visit the Business Wales website for more details.

Business Online Support Service

Business Wales’ Business Online Support Service (BOSS) is here to help you and your business.  It’s online learning made simple and it offers free courses to you and your staff at a time and pace to suit you.  Find out more and see what courses are available on the Business Wales BOSS website.

From Sport Wales

NEW FUND for private and commercial providers opening soon!

The Freelancers Fund is now closed, but we have a new fund opening soon to help private and commercial providers impacted by the pandemic.
The fund is for private and commercial providers who directly deliver physical activity opportunities to the public in Wales.
There are various costs that the fund can support, including:
• utility costs
• rents/rates
• salary payments (for those not already covered by the Job Retention Scheme)

… and more!

Information and applications at Sport Sector Private Provider Fund | Sport Wales.

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