High demand from County Durham businesses for recovery grant

Thirty-six businesses from across County Durham are the first recipients of the Durham Business Recovery Grant scheme to help them implement recovery plans to overcome the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The new £5 million grant funded by Durham County Council, which was launched on January 14, is aimed at those businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis who are developing credible plans to meet the challenges the pandemic has caused, for example by developing new products or entering new markets.