Take action to avoid missing out on business grant funding


24-04-2020

Businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are eligible for millions of pounds of grant funding which have so far gone unclaimed.

District and city councils are distributing two key grants, one for small businesses, and one for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. These local authorities have been working hard to contact all businesses eligible, but businesses themselves are urged to get in contact with their relevant local authority to avoid missing out.

The two grant funds and broad eligibility are as follows:

Small Business Grant Fund

Businesses in England in receipt of either Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Rates Relief in the business rates system will be eligible for a payment of £10,000.

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Eligible businesses in England in receipt of the Expanded Retail Discount (which covers retail, hospitality and leisure) with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will be eligible for a cash grants of £10,000 or £25,000 per property.

Further details on eligibility>>>

To enquire about whether you may be eligible, contact your local business rate billing authority on the details below:

Cambridge City Council>>>

If you know you are eligible for one of the grants, you can bypass the information and go straight to the application form here

South Cambridgeshire District Council>>>

General business coronavirus web pages

East Cambridgeshire District Council>>>

General business coronavirus web pages

Peterborough City Council >>>

Opportunity Peterborough coronavirus support page

Comment from Peterborough City Council on grants awarded so far

Huntingdonshire District Council>>>

Fenland District Council >>>

 

Coronavirus Business Support Blog

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have created the Coronavirus Business Support Blog to help business get the support they need to help with the impact of coronavirus.

The government has made available a full range of business support measures during this time. This blog contains additional information and resources, including:

  • case studies from businesses which have or will be accessing government support
  • posts from different people across government and business

For all the latest up-to-date government information, visit the coronavirus business support pages on Gov.uk

 

 

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