Chamber of Commerce Launches £100,000 Covid-19 Relief Fund for North East Firms

Chamber of Commerce Launches £100,000 Covid-19 Relief Fund for North East Firms

Tuesday, 24 March, 2020

Businesses that subscribe to the North East Chamber of Commerce are being offered a short-term membership rebate while they work through the commercial challenges presented by coronavirus.

The North East England Chamber of Commerce has announced a £100,000 financial package to help businesses struggling to deal with the impact of coronavirus.

As part of the Chamber’s efforts to support firms caught up in the Covid-19 pandemic, which has seen the national shutdown of many sectors, Chamber members can apply for a three-month subscription rebate.

To apply, applicants need to tell the Chamber what the impact of Civid-19 has been on their business, and confirm whether they are applying for 50% or 100% fee relief. If the application is successful, their membership account will be credited with the appropriate sum and payments will be adjusted or suspended for the next three months.

James Ramsbotham, the Chamber’s chief executive, said:

‘These are extremely challenging times for all of our businesses, and we need to work together to get through them.

‘We have reserves, so it is only right in time of need, such as this, we use them to their best advantage.

‘We consider it of paramount importance that, as a region, we remain in close contact and also feed any specific challenges to Government, letting them know where help is needed.’

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