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Cash for small Caerphilly firms to trade safely

The Caerphilly Enterprise Fund will help non-essential retail and service businesses, who were forced to close during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants, of up to £200, can be used for equipment required to operate safely, while social-distancing requirements exist.

This includes:

  • Protective screens
  • Hand-sanitiser dispensers
  • Social-distancing signage
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as gloves and masks.

Businesses who apply must operate in Caerphilly county borough and employ nine people or less. They must operate in the retail or service sector, offering goods or services to visiting members of the public.

Grants will be paid retrospectively (i.e. for equipment already purchased) and applicants must provide evidence of these purchases.

Cllr Sean Morgan, Deputy Leader of the Caerphilly Council, said: “These vital grants will give a small firms help to adapt to a new way of doing business during these challenging times. Safety equipment has become essential to allow small businesses to continue trading safely and these extra costs have fallen at a time when they can least afford it, so I invite traders to apply for this help.”

For more information and to apply, click here: https://bit.ly/2O5r1l9

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