Local Authorities are now starting to open their Discretionary Grant Funds to support local businesses and charities who did not qualify for support under either the Small Business Grant or Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant schemes.
The new scheme, which launched 27 May provides support to businesses and organisations that have suffered from a significant fall in income due to Covid-19 and have not been able to access other grants available. All applications for grants need to be submitted by 12 June 2020 to be considered.
To claim this new support, businesses must have been trading on 11 March 2020, have less than 50 employees, have ongoing, fixed property costs and not benefited from another Covid-19 related grant, including Self Employed Income Support.
Local Authorities have been allocated money to distribute these grants. Search on line to see how your local authority intends to distribute this assistance.