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Business Support Grants

Additional Restrictions Grant.


For the purpose of this scheme the Council has decided that the following eligibility criteria must be met in order to receive an Additional Restrictions Grant:

(a) Businesses must demonstrate how they have been severely impacted;

(b) Businesses with high fixed business costs whether that be rent, rates, lease/hire purchase costs, insurance, franchise payments or other costs that they would not save by not trading;

(c) Any business failing to meet the criteria or failing to provide sufficient information to determine whether they meet the criteria will not be awarded a grant and;

(d) There is no right of appeal.

Businesses must fall into one of the following sectors:

(a) Hospitality;

(b) Travel and Tourism sector, including group travel, travel agents and tour operators;

(c) Wedding Industries;

(d) Nightclubs;

(e) Theatres;

(f) Events Industries;

(g) taxis;

(h) Wholesalers;

(i) English Language Schools;

(j) Breweries;

(k) Freelance and Mobile businesses (including caterers, events, hair, beauty and wedding related businesses);

For the purpose of this scheme, Hospitality is defined as a business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink.

To make an online claim you will need to provide details about the business, this could be:

• Your business rate account reference if applicable

• Your Company Registration Number (CRN) if applicable

• Your VAT Registration Number if applicable

• Bank account details

• You will be required to submit evidence to support your claim

Businesses will be required to confirm that all of these criteria apply when making an application. Action will be taken should an application be found to be deliberately false and/or fraudulent.

Businesses must not be in administration, insolvent or subject to a striking off notice.

All applications will be validated and a determination made as to whether the business is eligible for a grant and how much.Please note that no payments will be made until the application deadline of Sunday 8th August has passed and all applications have been assessed.

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