There is still time for small businesses in Erewash who missed out on previous covid-19 support schemes to apply for grant funding after the council extended the deadline until Tuesday 18 August.

The grants are aimed at small businesses that were not eligible for previous funding. The council has already widened the criteria of the latest scheme to enable support to be offered to as many businesses as possible.

This is a third round of funding and follows earlier rounds which saw the council approve grants totalling £715,500 to 109 local businesses.

Small businesses with a rateable value of up to £65,000 can apply for a grant of between £2,000 and £25,000. The level of award is related to the number of staff employed by the business and the severity of the fall in income due to the covid-19 crisis.