COVID-19 SUPPORT GRANTS
Some Local Authorities) have now opened their Local Restrictions Support Grant for businesses forced to close by the most recent lockdown. These grants require applicants to be registered for business rates and the grant is available for each 14 day period the business has had to close.
Businesses affected by the lockdown that do not pay business rates or who have not closed, may be able to apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant. Local Authorities can set their own criteria but this is expected to include:
- businesses which supply the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors
- businesses in the events sector
- business required to close but which do not pay business rates.
Check your Local Authority webpage for details or contact Veronica on 01524 782797, e mail: Veronica@thefarmernetwork.co.uk.
CP SMALL GRANT SCHEME
We have had a few calls to ask when farmers might be notified whether their application has been approved. It is unlikely that this will be before December and it is important that you do not purchase any items before you have received and accepted a grant offer. This will be sent by e mail so check your mailbox regularly.