Published on 6 November 2020
Stratford-on-Avon District Council will once again be administering the business support grants offered to local businesses that have to close during the second lockdown that started on Thursday 5 November.
Businesses that meet the criteria, which are required to close will now be able to receive grants worth up to £3,000 a month.
To be eligible for the grant, the business would need to have been open as usual and providing in-person services to customers but has been required to close due to the second national lockdown.
Payments are triggered by the national decision to close businesses across the District and throughout England. Eligible businesses must have been closed for the entirety of the lockdown period.
More detailed guidance from the Government is needed before payments can be made, but businesses required to close due to the new national restrictions will be eligible for the following:
As with other COVID-19 business grants, local grants to closed businesses will be treated as taxable income.
Cllr Jo Barker, People Portfolio Holder at Stratford-on-Avon District Council says: "We will endeavour to get this much-needed funding to local businesses as quickly as possible so that as many local businesses as possible benefit from this national support.
"We are waiting to hear detail from the Government on discretionary funding to help businesses that may slip through the gaps of this first wave of support funding.
"We know that this second lockdown is a really big ask, and the Government has to provide support to those businesses being asked to close again in the District and across the country."
Eligible businesses will be able to apply online via the Stratford-on-Avon District Council's website, from next week: www.stratford.gov.uk
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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Tel: 01789 267575