Burnley Council to Grant Covid Grants to Kennels and Catteries
CHENNELS and catteries will receive money to support coronaviruses, a local authority has revealed.
His decision follows the owner of an Oswaldtwistle cattery explaining how government rules on coronavirus subsidies – classifying him as a town crier – had made it difficult to survive the pandemic.
Craig Dodding – who runs Rhoden Manor Cattery – campaigned for a rule change so that animal boarding schools were automatically eligible for Whitehall’s cash support payments.
He got the promise from Hyndburn Council that his businesses and similar businesses will now be considered for discretionary payments under the Additional Restriction Grants (ARG) program, as most of their clients are vacationers seeking care for their pets while they are away.
The Burnley Council has now confirmed that its latest round of ARG grants will include kennels and catteries.
The authority has committed £ 2.5million for 500 local businesses from the government’s allocation for the program, with £ 503,000 remaining to be allocated.
A spokesperson for the authority said: “The council executive has approved a report which indicates how the remaining money is to be allocated.
“Funding will be provided to eligible businesses in the entertainment and events sectors, local catteries and kennels affected by international travel restrictions, financial support for small businesses closed due to Covid outbreaks in the workplace, a support for the taxi industry and to extend the existing difficulties subsidy scheme. ”
Cllr Asif Raja, the economic boss of the council, said: “As Covid has grown and the national situation is constantly changing, we have been able to adapt and adapt the support that we bring to the needs of local businesses.
“It is important that the remaining half a million pounds be used efficiently and best used to help the sectors most affected by the restrictions.”