Communities and businesses across Nottinghamshire have benefited from £476,000,000 in government funding since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, helping to support some of the most vulnerable people, alongside the sectors that have been hardest hit.
The scale of the Government’s support for people in Nottinghamshire is very welcome and without question above and beyond what many would have expected when this crisis begun.
Whether it’s the additional funding for councils or direct support to protect businesses that are vital for local jobs and our communities, this has already made a massive difference to the lives of many people and businesses in Gedling, and I’m confident the Government will continue to do whatever it can to help our community get through this difficult period and to rebuild for the future.
In total, the Government has announced almost £27 billion for local communities since the start of March. This includes billions of pounds in grants for small businesses and business rates reliefs for industries such as hospitality and leisure that have not been able to operate during lockdown.
As part of this, local authorities across England have received an unprecedented level of additional support, sharing £3.2 billion in direct grants of which £67,000,000 has gone to Nottinghamshire, and a further £600 million to help prevent transmission in care settings. This has meant local councils have had the resources they need to respond to any additional pressures created by coronavirus and been able to continue providing essential services, such as adult social care and children’s services.