Pembrokeshire County Council is offering grants to help restaurants, bars and cafés re-open safely. Grants are available for independent and small to medium-sized enterprises. Those that require additional licences or planning permission will need to apply for those as part of this grant process.
Supporting Pembrokeshire’s expanding Café Culture as government restrictions are gradually eased, the funding can be used to buy high-quality outdoor furniture, canopies, igloo bubbles, barriers and seating areas for public spaces.
This funding made available through the Welsh Government Transforming Towns initiative can support businesses put social distancing measures in place in their outdoor spaces
£100,000 has been provided and will be awarded through grants of up to £1,000 (up to a maximum of 80% of eligible costs) per business.
Paul Miller, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Tourism, Leisure and Culture, said:
“We want to support restaurants, bars and cafés to re-open safely. These grants for outdoor furniture will encourage that.”
“We would urge traders to apply for this grant to enhance their businesses.”
Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn added:
“Businesses such as cafes, bars and restaurants have been hit hard by Coronavirus.”
“These grants will support local businesses in our towns and district centres to reopen safely and meet the new challenges placed upon them by the pandemic. I encourage all eligible businesses to apply.”