The Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund will open next week for small and micro businesses with fixed property costs who are not eligible for Small Business Grants, or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. Local Authorities are setting their own criteria, but businesses will need to demonstrate relatively high ongoing property-related costs and that they have suffered a significant fall in income due to the COVID-19 crisis. Following an announcement last weekend, those eligible for Self-Employed Income Support will be eligible. For more details, click on your Local Authority web-link: Allerdale, Barrow, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden, South Lakeland, Craven, Harrogate, Richmondshire. Note Local Authorities may set their own application deadlines eg South Lakeland’s deadline is Monday 15th June.