North East Derbyshire District Council have launched an online application process for three funds established to help businesses in the District gain access to grants made available to those severely affected by national and local COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) will support eligible businesses with rateable values who have been required to close under the national guidelines. Dependent upon their rateable eligible businesses will receive between £1,334 and £3,000.
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) is discretionary funding to support businesses under restrictions in LCAL 2 that are not legally required to close but were severely impacted by the localised restrictions from 17 October to 4 November 2020. Aimed at hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure businesses, pro-rata grants of between £934 and £2,100 are available.
Finally, the Additional Restrictions Grant will support businesses who may have to close but who do not have a rateable value and also those that are severely impacted rather than closed due to national restrictions of 5 November to 2 December 2020. Pro-rata grants of between £1,334 and £3,000 will be paid to businesses for the lockdown period based on their eligibility.
Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth, Councillor Carolyn Renwick, said, “These Grant Schemes will provide vital support to some of our local businesses who have been closed or severely affected by restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.”
“As an authority we will do all we can to support our local economy, to help our businesses back on their feet and start thriving again. I encourage businesses to read the guidance documents to check their eligibility and apply if able to do so.”
“The Council is working to establish additional business advice and online support seminars over the next year, so please continue to check this website for any forthcoming opportunities.”
Currently no application deadline has been set for the LRSG(O) whilst the initial deadlines for both the LRSG(C) and ARG is 4pm on 11th December 2020, at which point the schemes will be reviewed to see if further rounds are possible.
For more information on the schemes please check the Business Advice and Support Grants section on the Council’s website (https://www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/business-advice)