Ryedale District Council has administered the distribution of £45m of grants to more than 7,500 businesses.
On 21 December 2021 the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced £1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron across the UK.
Amongst other support, businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises, plus more than £100 million discretionary funding will be made available for local authorities to support other businesses.
Around 200,000 businesses will be eligible for business grants which will be administered by local authorities and will be available in the coming weeks.
Find out more about the Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant including how to apply here.
Advice on opening up safely
- For full details of what you can and cannot do, visit this page on the Government website
- Government’s COVID-19 Response
- A handy booklet explaining the support available from us
High Street Retailers – free Marketing, Social Media and Digital Marketing training
Exclusive for Ryedale based retailers – free webinars to help you improve your marketing
As part of the Council’s Reopening the High Street Safely work supporting our market towns to adapt to and recovery from COVID-19, we partnered with Client Marketing to deliver free webinars to help retailers improve their marketing and use of social media and digital marketing to attract more customers and increase sales.
Regardless of your experience and usage of marketing resources, the webinars will provide you with help, guidance and hints and tips so you make the most of today’s marketing opportunities. Whether you want to improve your use of traditional marketing and communication methods or want to learn more about the digital options available to you, we want to help increase people’s awareness of your business and help you attract more customers.
Download the following free webinars:
How to use Social Media to engage with customers: Presentation slides.
Free back-to-business pack to help you manage opening up
Our ‘back to business pack‘ for small businesses is still available. It includes a range of posters to choose from, to let customers know how your business will operate safely.
York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub
The Growth Hub offers additional up-to-date advice and information for your business. For additional help and support on the COVID-19 crisis visit the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub’s dedicated website
Free training resources for employers and employees
The York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub has created a Learning Toolkit to help businesses and employees in the region access online learning resources during these difficult times. Through Skills Support for the Workforce, you can develop and implement bespoke training programmes. These are free and cover a range of business topics, based around bespoke training plans, designed to help your business and team to develop and grow.
How to working safely during COVID-19
NHS QR posters and NHS app
The Government announced that certain venues, including venues run by us, will now be legally required to display NHS QR posters in their venues. This includes all venues from the following sectors:
- Leisure and tourism
- Close contact services
- Local authority venues
To support you, there is a bank of resources here: NHS covid information