Business Grants still available for struggling businesses
As local businesses continue to suffer from coronavirus restrictions, there is money still available to be claimed through the Government Business Support Grants with even more businesses now eligible.
The latest grants are designed to support as many businesses as possible who have fallen through the cracks of Government schemes. It is vital that if your business is suffering due to COVID restrictions that you get in touch to check your eligibility.
Those who have been forced to close through lockdown restrictions, and who do not pay business rates, but have rent or other fixed property costs are eligible for money through the Additional Restrictions Grant. Some of these grants have now been increased as the national restrictions remain in place, and those previously in receipt of a grant will automatically receive a top-up payment. Eligible businesses may include but are not limited to:
- outlets in a food hall,
- shared occupancy in a premise where the landlord is the rate payer,
- the self-employed who rent space to work,
- someone renting a chair in a salon,
- those running a pop-up stall in a shopping centre or leisure centre
Business who rely on footfall, dealing with the public in person, or are based in a very now quiet town centre, but who have remained open during covid restrictions and are suffering a significant loss of trade are also able to apply for financial support.
Businesses who are reliant on sectors forced to close for their trade, such as those in the wedding, events, food and drink, beauty, health and accommodation industries, will also see their grant payments increase, with new applicants welcomed and some of those previously in receipt of funds automatically receiving a top-up payment through the Supply Chain Support Scheme. This includes a wide range of businesses, such as:
- travel agents,
- wedding caterers,
- event security,
- companies servicing gym equipment, and
- home-based businesses
The size of the grants available has been increased and eligibility expanded to support even more businesses through these incredibly tough conditions caused by COVID.
Those businesses previously in receipt of a payment through the Additional Restrictions Grant or Supply Chain Support Scheme will automatically receive a top-up payment and do not need to reapply. Any business unsure of the support available to them can contact Business Doncaster on 01302 735 555.