Croydon Council is giving an extra £500,000 to help boost pubs, clubs, restaurants and leisure businesses hit by the pandemic as part of a wider £6.4m programme to support the local economy.
Croydon small businesses forced to shut during the second national lockdown can now find out if they are eligible for up to £10,000 each from a £7.7m government-funded grant.
Croydon residents who are struggling financially because they cannot work after being told to self-isolate can now apply for a new support fund provided by government and run by councils.
Croydon businesses are being urged to collect their government grants to support them through the disruption caused by coronavirus. In a major drive to help businesses access support, the council has contacted over 4,000 small businesses locally in a range of ways to ask them to take up the funding but so far only received responses from around half of those
Community and voluntary groups making positive changes for Croydon communities can soon bid for up to £15,000 funding.