Jackie Chapman, owner of Chappies Café and a tenant at the Aldershot Enterprise Centre was delighted to recently receive the Omicron Hospitality & Leisure grant recently from Rushmoor Borough Council. The primary aim of the grant was to support businesses that offered in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises, in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors. When Omicron hit the UK in December, hospitality businesses, such as Chappies Café were obviously going to be affected which is why Jackie applied for the grant.
After applying back in late December, Jackie waited a short period and received a phone call from Rushmoor Borough Council to be told she would be receiving funding of £2,000!
“I’m over the moon with the funding, it means I can invest in my business and extend my catering with a new van and take Chappies out on the road as well! I would like to say a big thank you for the support from Lorna, Darren and Peter at WSX who helped me get all the paperwork together.”