Released on 8 June 2020 Press Release
Stratford-on-Avon District Council's new Discretionary Business Grant Fund launches today, Monday 8 June.
Businesses that were not eligible for Government funding through previous COVID-19 related financial support schemes are being invited to apply for business support funding through the discretionary business grant fund, from today until the closing date on 26 June.
The scheme is designed to help small businesses which did not meet the criteria for the first round of funding which targeted Small Businesses in the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure sector.
The scheme will provide support to businesses that fall into a number of main priority areas:
The District Council is also accepting applications from other businesses significantly affected by COVID-19 who:
Businesses must apply for the additional funding online at: https://www.stratford.gov.uk/dbgrant during the three-week window.
Cllr Jo Barker, People Portfolio says: "It's good to see additional Government funding available for businesses that have not been eligible for financial support up to now. I know a number of businesses that have failed to qualify for the previous grant scheme, but clearly need help. I would encourage any business owner who thinks they may be eligible for a discretionary grant to apply as soon as possible in order to meet the deadline."
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575