A second round of grant funding opened on 9 June for those small businesses in Erewash that were not eligible for previous covid-19 support schemes.
The deadline for applications was Monday 22 June.
The government funding is aimed at small businesses with a workforce of not more than 50 employees and includes those operating in shared spaces, regular market traders, small charity properties that would meet the criteria for small business rates relief and bed and breakfasts that pay council tax rather than business rates.
There will be six levels of grant available ranging from £2,000 to £25,000. The level of award will be related to the number of staff employed by the business and the severity of the fall in income due to the Covid-19 crisis. Anyone wanting further information can email email@example.com.
Councillor Wayne Major, Deputy Leader of Erewash Borough Council and Lead Member for Resources, says:
“We are well aware that there are small businesses that did not qualify for the previous government grant funding but are still in need of vital support. We will continue to work to ensure those who successfully apply for this latest support will receive the funding as quickly as possible.”
The first round of funding closed on Monday 8th June and grants for the successful applicants will be issued shortly. Businesses who applied during the first round of funding need not reapply, as their applications are already being considered by the authority.
As well as the council’s website, business ratepayers can find out more at gov.uk.