Thousands of East Devon businesses have benefitted from the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) and Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) schemes.
Dave Moore, Managing Director, Brooklands Events, said: "I was completely overwhelmed and it felt like a cloud was being lifted by the EDDC decision to award us a grant. I had been resigned to think that we might be overlooked again, but...
East Devon District Council has received a number of enquiries from people who would like to see our skateparks and multi-use games areas re-open.
While we understand the eagerness by some to use these much-loved facilities, government guidance has advised that playgrounds and similar facilities must remain closed for the time being until we are told otherwise.