Assistance for Covid-hit businesses

The RCB has drawn our attention to two schemes which may be relevant to parishes in the Diocese of Derry.

The Localised Restrictions Support Scheme was extended to all of Northern Ireland on 16th October 2020. The scheme is open to businesses which have been required to close or have had their activities directly curtailed by the restrictions.  See the attached pdf for further information as well as government websites.

The Job Support Scheme has been expanded to support businesses across the UK ( including Northern Ireland) who have been required to close premises due to the coronavirus restrictions.  There is an explanatory document for this scheme attached but information is also widely available on the government website.

The attached documents contain more information on the schemes.

https://www.derryandraphoe.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Job-Expansion-Support-Scheme-for-Closed-Business-Premises-5.pdf

https://www.derryandraphoe.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Localised-Restrictions-Support-Scheme-Guidance-V3-19Oct2020-4.pdf