We have now received the guidance for the Government's new 'Restart Grant' and our business rates team are now working hard to create a smooth application process.
The grant will shortly be available for businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors in England. The grant will be limited to businesses that are registered for business rates (more details on eligibility can be found via the above link).
The council will be in touch with eligible businesses as soon as we can, but it is important to clarify that the scheme will not open for applications until April. We will offer an update via the SVBS newsletter once the scheme has been finalised.
In the meantime, please find details of all currently active grant schemes here.