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#WeMakeEvents urges local authorities to distribute grant funds

#WeMakeEvents have written to over 350 local authorities urging them to support businesses and individuals throughout the live events supply chain.

Feedback from local authorities is that applications for the Additional Restricted Grant (ARG) have been lower than anticipated and many have substantial amounts still to distribute.

We encourage you to get in touch with your local authority (or your borough council if you are in a two/three tier area) as soon as possible. Grants can be substantial – one supporter received £24,000 – so it is well worth looking in to.

While rules differ from council to council, we have heard that applications are often considered if you are in one of these situations: 

  • You are self-employed and excluded from SEISS.
  • You have received an ARG but need further funding to cover fixed costs whilst unable to operate, such as business rates.
  • You were unsuccessful in your first application and receive guidance from your council on how to adjust your application.

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