See below information regarding the recently announced provincial Small Business Impact Grant and Worker Emergency Bridge Fund.
SMALL BUSINESS IMPACT GRANT
Through this new $20-million program, eligible small businesses, non-profits, charities and social enterprises who have had to close or reduce operations because of the public health order may be eligible for a flexible grant. This one-time grant is equal to 15 per cent of revenue from sales, either from April 2019 or February 2020, up to a maximum of $5,000. You can use it for any purpose.
The deadline to apply is 25 April. If you have further questions about the program, email SmallBusinessImpactGrant@novascotia.ca
EMERGENCY BRIDGE FUND
The Government will provide a one-time payment of $1,000 to bridge the gap between layoffs and closures and the federal government’s Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Read more about eligibility requirements and how to apply:
A toll-free phone line for applications for the worker fund will be open starting at 8 a.m. Call 1-800-863-6582 after checking eligibility online.
To All of our Members:
In view of the seriousness of the pandemic we are facing around the spread of COVID-19 I trust that all our businesses are adhering to the policies and procedures laid down by the Minister of Health and the Premier of our province. Would you please post these requirements on your door or other place where the public can easily see it, if you are still open to the public, or if you are working from home, please advise the public of that.
The Chamber is sending you newsletters that come to us around this issue and they are posted on our Facebook pages and website ( http://shelburnechamber.com/news-and-events/ ) . Keep checking for updates.
In the meanwhile, I know you will all do your part to keep your staff and the public safe.
Chair – Shelburne & Area Chamber of Commerce
Click on the below link for COVID-19 Resources and Information for Nonprofit & Voluntary Organizations from Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia.
Click here for a recent update and links to additional information from the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce regarding the province’s declaration of state of emergency and new rules for businesses due to COVID-19.
Info from other regional Chambers:
The Shelburne and Area Chamber of Commerce has a brand new website! Check back regularly for news of what our chamber is working on and upcoming chamber events.