Central Government has provided the Council with guidance to provide a discretionary grant scheme for small and micro businesses. The scheme aims to support businesses who are struggling to survive due to the COVID-19 shutdown, but are unable to access other grant funding.
We aim to repond to all applications by 15 July 2020.
The grant fund is limited and may not be enough to support all businesses who are in need of financial support.
The funding will be prioritised to support.
The funding will be used to support small and micro businesses including:
Businesses meeting the following criteria will be prioritised:
This grant funding is for small businesses who are not eligible for other support schemes. Businesses who are eligible for any other cash grants from any central government COVID related scheme are ineligible for funding from the Discretionary Grants Fund (this does not include Self Employed Income Support or the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme).
Businesses that are in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made are not eligible under this scheme.
With limited funds to dispense, the individual awards will depend upon the number of applicants and their circumstances but will not be less than £2,000 or over £10,000. Due to the limited fund available, discretion will be taken to award what is fair based on the number of businesses found eligible for this grant.
In order to support as many businesses as possible, the level of support given to individual businesses will be determined during the application assessment process. The following considerations will be taken into account:
There is no right of appeal and the decisions will be final.
If you are not eligible for the discretionary grant you may be eligible for other government support – go to www.businesssupport.gov.uk.
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Page last reviewed: 27 May 2020