Has your business or organisation applied for a grant to support operations during this time?
The Government and Buckinghamshire Council both have a number of Grants programmes currently available to support businesses and organisations. Applications for some of these grants close at the end of January. Application forms are quick to fill out and completed online.
Businesses and Organisations who are concerned they may not be eligible are encouraged to apply, as once an application is received then the Assessor will be able to clarify any eligibility questions. Advice and support is available from Bucks Business First if you wish to have a discussion about grants.
Advice and support for Bucks businesses via Bucks Business First group https://bbf.uk.com/covid-19
Access the gov.uk link to receive a listing of grants that may be applicable. Only a few questions need to be answered. https://www.gov.uk/business-coronavirus-support-finder
The Additional Restrictions Grant – applies to businesses that “do not directly pay business rates”.
Buckinghamshire Council’s general information about local grants is https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/coronavirus-business-support-hub/coronavirus-business-grants/
Some grants that may be of particular interest to local businesses and organisations are:
- Local Restrictions Support Grants (when the business is required to close due to local restrictions)
- Bucks Additional Restrictions Grant (applications close 31 January 2021, for businesses that have a reduction of income)
- Wet-led Pubs Christmas Support Grant
The application form is easy and quick to complete, it requires basic information (address, type of business etc).
Buckinghamshire Council also has information available for advice on Business rate relief and debt advice
Take action today to explore or apply if your business or organisation can received a Covid-19 support grant.