Eligible businesses across Suffolk are being urged to access grants of £10,000 or £25,000 to help them through COVID-19 crisis.
Families already struggling with financial hardship are to be given further support to reduce their council tax bills, with letters due through the doors of more than 4,000 households in Babergh and Mid Suffolk over coming days.
Over £14m has been awarded to eligible small businesses in Babergh in the first wave of payments from the business grant fund created to help businesses through the COVID-19 crisis, with almost £30m still available to claim.
Although the political make up of both Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils is varied and diverse, the resolve to work together to look after our communities, protect the vulnerable and safeguard our local economy during the COVID-19 pandemic is entirely the same.
Businesses in Babergh and Mid Suffolk are being urged to find out what financial support is available to them as well as seeking advice and guidance in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Community groups and organisations can now apply for immediate grants of up to £2,500 as part of Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils’ response to COVID-19.
Babergh District Council leader Cllr John Ward today paid tribute to long-serving former councillor Nick Ridley OBE, who died on Tuesday following a short illness.
A property in Sudbury has been transformed in just five working days in order to provide urgent accommodation to people at risk during the coronavirus outbreak.
Fressingfield has become the eighth area in the district to see their Neighbourhood Development Plan adopted as part of Mid Suffolk’s Development Plan.
Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils remain committed to working with partners to support the volunteers assembling to help protect our communities.