Today, (November 26th), Nova Scotia’s provincial government announced bridge funding available to bars, restaurants, gyms and other small businesses affected by the most recent round of COVID-19 protocols.

A one-time grant of up to $5,000 will be available for businesses in Halifax and Hants County that are now facing more restrictive Public Health protocols than businesses in other parts of Nova Scotia.

The program is a targeted continuation of the Small Business Impact Grant funded through the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Response Council.

Eligible businesses will receive a one-time grant of 15 per cent of their average monthly gross revenues for April 2019, or from February 2020 if it is a new business, up to a maximum of $5,000.

Businesses must experience a revenue decrease of 30 per cent or more in November as a result of the ongoing impacts of the public health order or expect at least a 30 per cent decrease in revenues in December 2020 resulting from the new measures put in place this week.

To read the full media release including eligibility requirements: