Published on 18 November 2020
At the beginning of the second lockdown, Central Government announced a second wave of COVID-19 financial business support for eligible businesses.
Stratford-on Avon-District Council will again be administering the grants for businesses on behalf of Government across Stratford-on-Avon District, who are affected by the national lockdown restrictions.
Eligible businesses, who pay business rate and have a non-domestic rates account, can now access the Local Restrictions Business Support Grant Scheme using the online application - https://www.stratford.gov.uk/coronavirus/local-restrictions-support-grant-national-lockdown.cfm
Grants will be processed as quickly as possible with business owners asked to ensure all supporting documents are included with any application.
Government has recommended that the grant funding is used to support those in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors.
These grants are available for businesses closed in line with national lockdown until 2 December.
Cllr Jo Baker, People Portfolio says: "These vital grants will be distributed to eligible businesses as part of the wider support to the economy as we assist central government in managing the impacts of COVID-19.
"We know businesses everywhere are facing an incredibly tough position. Our teams will work hard with business owners to ensure the grants can reach them as soon as possible.
"It follows over £34.5 million of grants being distributed in the first lockdown earlier this year."
For those businesses not eligible for this grant a further discretionary scheme is currently been worked up and will be available shortly.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575