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Kenya Breweries Limited extends application for lifeline funds

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) is extending its deadline for application for bars and restaurants in signing up for their Ksh330 million lifeline fund.

KBL extends application deadline

Bars and restaurants have until February 12, 2021 to submit their application for the lifeline fund which was rolled out in December 2020. KBL aims at giving both establishments time to apply for the fund that is meant to help them recover from the effects of the pandemic.

Earlier on HELLO NEWS had reported that KBL had released a project that will help bars and restaurants recover due to the effects of the pandemic.

Kenya Breweries Limited Acting Sales Director, Joel Kamau, says they hope that the establishment that did not manage to apply during December will have the chance to apply before the deadline.

In addition, the Pubs, Entertainment & Restaurants Association of Kenya (PERAK) National Chairperson, Alice Opee, says their members have begun making applications to benefit from the fund. Opee also says that they are hoping to rebuild their establishment after a tough 2020.

According to KBL’s plan for recovery, their goal is to support more than 11,000 outlets to meet the Covid-19 safety regulations.

Their funds will support the bars and restaurants to obtain hygiene equipment, outdoor equipment, and mobile bars.

Establishments that are considered eligible for the funds include those that have been in operation for at least 12 months, those registered as legal entities, and the establishments with beer, spirits or equivalent license.

Other countries that will benefit include those operating within the East African region like Uganda and Tanzania through the East African Breweries Limited (EABL).

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