Businesses are being reminded to apply for Covid-19 support grants before the  Wednesday’s deadline.

Almost £60m has been paid out in the borough since April 2020 through a number of grants to support the hospitality sector, village halls and sports clubs.

Stuart Dark MBE, cabinet member for environmental services and public protection, at the West Norfolk Council, said: “Throughout the pandemic we have been proactively reminding people through town and parish councils, business forums, the press and social media that these support grants are available.

“At the end of this month applications close for tier 2 and 4 restriction grants as well as national lockdown and discretionary grants up to the February 15, 2021, so we are reaching out again, to ensure people are aware to get their applications in prior to this deadline.

“We know how hard the last few months have been and we simply don’t want anyone entitled to support to miss out.”

West Norfolk Council has confirmed Restart Grants will be available for businesses from next month.

Graham Middleton, cabinet member for business development, said: “Our great West Norfolk businesses have done the very best they can throughout this difficult situation, and I’m pleased to see that Restart Grants will be available from April. These grants, of up to £6,000 per premises for non-essential retail businesses, and up to £18,000 per premises for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses; should help restart our local economy.”

Information about grants available can be found at west-norfolk.gov.uk/businessgrants