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The ARG Adapt and Revive Grant

We are excited to announce the launch of our latest initiative under the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG), the Adapt and Revive Grant. This will support businesses in the form of a capital grant to aid in their recovery post Covid-19 and encourage them to prosper by investing in aspects of their business to enhance their resilience, expand, increase sustainability, new technology / equipment or innovation. However like previous ARG initiatives this scheme cannot be used for revenue items and cannot be used a wage support mechanism.

Businesses can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to help them adapt, diversify and support long-term sustainability. Businesses from the following sectors are eligible and encouraged to apply:

  • Hospitality (pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels)
  • Leisure (including sports and equestrian)
  • Retail (independent only)
  • Close Contact Services (including hair and beauty, gyms and therapies)
  • Food & Drink Catering (including manufacture, wholesale etc)
  • Visitor Economy
  • Supply chains to the above

Please note all applicants will need to clearly demonstrate how grant awards will be used to safeguard their business and be prepared to submit business and financial plans, whilst also being in a position to match-fund any potential award amount.

More information on the eligibility criteria can be found within the Adapt and Revive policy by clicking here. The online application form will be live on Monday 13 September 2021.

A total of £300,000 has been allocated to support this fund and applications will close when this monetary limit has been reached, applications will be viewed on a first-come-first-served basis.

If your business is newly established, for example on or from 12 April 2021, then we would encourage you to wait for the ARG Start-Up Grant which is due to be released on 27 September 2021, please view our website for further details on this scheme nearer the release date.

Your chance to have your say about living in Sleaford

Sleaford speaks

Local people are being invited to take part in a large-scale discussion on what it is like to live in the Sleaford area. The Sleaford Speaks World Café will take place at 11am on Saturday September 11 at Carre’s Grammar School and it is billed as a vibrant way to hear the views of the community in an informal way.

The event is being promoted by Lincolnshire Police and other partners who have brought in a company called MutualGain who are specialists in community engagement.

The working group will be made up of about 30 people who will learn skills including what experiences and skills matter to communities, how to create community energy and how to write a community focused report from the World Café process.

The first 100 people to register for the event and then attend and participate will receive an incentive to the value of £10. To find out more visit here.

Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon Tour visits Lincoln on route to COP26

Join this free event on the 27 September and make the first steps to a more sustainable future.

On the day, you’ll see the UK’s first 100% electric coach, affectionately named the ‘Carbon Battle Bus’, find out more about the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign and hear Carbon Stories and discussions with local people, organisations and community groups.

Register for the Roadmap to Net Zero event here.

Quarterly economic survey closes on Monday

The Quarterly Economic Survey Quarter 3 closes on Monday.

By completing this survey you can add a strong Lincolnshire voice to the national results, which are passed over to policymakers to help the country bounce back stronger. Take the survey here.

Help shape the future of travel & transport in Sleaford

The new Sleaford Transport Strategy will play a vital role in shaping the future of travel and transport in and around Sleaford over the next twenty years, and Lincolnshire County Council want to hear your views and opinions.

Lincolnshire County Council are holding two public drop-in events where the public can stop by and speak to members of the transport strategy project team about Sleaford and the surrounding area's roads. These drop-ins will be held at Riverside Church on Saturday 18 September from 10am to 3pm and Thursday 23 September from 10am to 8pm.

Complete the questionnaire from Friday 17 September here.

Webinars for the week ahead

14/09/2021 08:30-09:45 Sustainable Supply Chains and the importance of end-to-end decarbonisation

14/09/2021 09:00-17:00 Meet the Buyer: Food & Drink

14/09/2021 10:00-12:00 ChamberConnect: De-mystifying Marketing Automation

14/09/2021 10:00-11:00 Facebook for Business

16/09/2021 09:30-15:45 The World is Changing. Are We?