The fund has been set up to support certain small businesses who are not eligible for current COVID-19 grant schemes but who have been impacted by the Coronavirus restriction measures.
Our full Discretionary Grant Fund policy is available to view below:
The Council has access to limited funding from Government for this scheme therefore, in order to maximise the number of businesses supported within the priority categories, the council will initially allocate funding to all businesses that meet the eligibility criteria above as follows:
|£2,000||Businesses within the priority categories with 0 - 1 employees|
|£5,000||Businesses within the priority categories with 2 - 10 employees|
|£10,000||Businesses within the priority categories with 11 - 49 employees|
*Should the initial allocation above exceed the funding available from the Government, the Council reserves the right to reduce each grant by a proportionate amount in order to be affordable within the available funding.
Get your supporting evidence ready
In order for your application to be considered you will need a number of documents as evidence to demonstrate that you meet the eligibility for the scheme. We recommend you prepare these in advance and have them ready to upload.
To help you prepare here are some examples of the type of evidence that will be necessary for you to provide and types of document we can accept for each as part of the application process:
Discretionary Grant Fund Round 3
Applications now closed.
To allow us to process the applications as quickly as possible, please do not chase your application. The team assessing applications will contact you if any further evidence is required.