There are a number of government business grant schemes to support businesses during the COVID-19 restrictions with full information available on the council’s website.
This includes the recently launched Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme.
This new grant scheme is a discretionary scheme that will help those businesses required to close, or that have been severely affected by the national restrictions and are outside of the business rate system. The scheme aims to support those businesses which are not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme.
Businesses could receive a grant worth up to £3,000 to help them cope with the challenges presented by COVID-19.
These grants will be awarded on a rolling basis with successful applicants receiving payments in November and December 2020.
Applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 18 December 2020 via the online application form. Applications will then be reviewed and assessed, with grants being paid as quickly as possible.