Covid-19 Ventilation Grant

Knowsley Working Well has secured additional funding from Knowsley’s Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) to assist local businesses (SME’s) and employees as they continue to return to the workplace.

A total of £150,000 is available under the new Covid-19 Workplace Ventilation Grant which is open to businesses, community groups and registered charities based in Knowsley.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, we are all more aware of the air that we breathe and how clean it is. Good ventilation is considered part of the suite of Covid-19 safety measures such as screens, masks, and cleaning.  Employers should therefore conduct site-based risk assessments so that any concerns with air quality can be flagged up.

For ideas on how to assess your ventilation needs, view the application form below. If you know that you have areas of your buildings that often feel stuffy and are in use by multiple people, it may be worth reviewing your CO2 levels and then applying for a Ventilation Grant. For more detailed guidance, visit: Ventilation and air conditioning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (hse.gov.uk).

Companies, community organisations and registered charities that are based in commercial premises can apply for grants to support ventilation improvements.  The application process is now open and will remain open throughout Autumn and Winter months (2021/22), or until funding is exhausted.

Grant payments are based on the rateable value (RV) (or rent equivalent) of the property that the business or organisation is operating from:

Group 1: RV up to £15,000                           Grants available up to £4,000

Group 2: RV £15,001 – £51,000:                  Grants available up to £8,000

Group 3: RV over £51,001:                           Grants available up to £14,000

Grants will not be awarded for expenditure that has already taken place.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM HERE

Once the application form is complete, please email the form and the evidence you wish to submit to Lorna Marshall, Knowsley Working Well Coordinator. If you have anq questions before submitting your application form please email Lorna: lorna.marshall@knowsleychamber.org.uk

Ventilation Grant Application Form 07092021 1612