Aylsham

Councils help local businesses

Just Regional
Apr 27, 2020 2 mins read

Broadland and South Norfolk Councils have already supported 3,353 local businesses and paid out more than £38m in government grants, placing them among the highest performing local authorities in the country in regards to helping the local economy during the covid-29 pandemic.

The majority of businesses who qualify for grants have either contacted or been contacted by the councils but there are still some that are eligible for a grant who have not yet claimed their money.

The two grant schemes available are the Small Business Grant Fund, and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.
For a business to be eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund of £10k, the property must be rated and the business must be in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief.

Eligibility for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant of £10k or £25k, dependant on rateable value, is based on how the premises is used. The qualifying uses set out by the government in most cases rely on the specific premises being mainly geared towards serving the needs of visiting members of the public.

Broadland and South Norfolk Councils have already supported 3,353 local businesses and paid out more than £38m in government grants, but there some who have still to claim.


To find out if you are eligible for one of the grants above, you can visit the relevant site for your area:
Broadland District Council: www.broadland.gov.uk/covid19-businessgrant
South Norfolk Council: www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/business-support-grant-covid-19

If you are not eligible for a business support grant, there is still lots of advice and support available to you during these difficult times. Click here to find out what is available at South Norfolk or Broadland

Broadland and South Norfolk Councils are also taking steps to provide support to businesses in the preparation for the economic recovery, ensuring that as much as possible is done to help. Businesses are being encourage to complete this survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CouncilSurvey

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