Coronavirus Impact - Information on Grants
During these unprecedented times, Carigiet Cowen is committed to keeping clients advised as new information emerges on the detail surrounding the grant support that has been announced by Central Government.
There are two grant schemes which are now available in England:
1. Small Business Grant Fund
A £10,000 grant for any business, regardless of sector, that receives Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief.
2. Retail, Hospitality, and Leisure Grant Fund
A £10,000 grant for businesses in retail, hospitality or leisure in premises with a rateable value of up to £15,000 ; this is directed at those businesses who do not qualify for small business rates relief
A £25,000 grant for businesses in retail, hospitality or leisure in premises with a rateable value of more than £15,000 but under £51,000
Please note that eligible recipients will receive one grant per property.
In Cumbria, district, borough and city councils are administering these grants.
Five of Cumbria’s six Local Authority areas are asking businesses to apply for the grants online. Carlisle City Council is taking a different approach, writing directly to eligible businesses.
The web site details for each area are shown below:
South Lakeland: https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/your-environment/coronavirus-covid-19-support-and-advice/business-support-coronavirus-covid-19/
Cumbria Chamber of Commerce at https://www.cumbriachamber.co.uk/news/27976-coronavirus-what-businesses-need-to-know