A RAT this month will allocate more than £3million to almost 700 businesses affected by the pandemic.
Mid Sussex District Council will give the money to those businesses that have not yet received financial support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (Carf) was made available by the government to support companies that were not eligible for its main business grant support schemes.
Many businesses were unable to claim the first wave of support grants because they were specifically designed for businesses that received a small business tax break and for those involved in retail, hospitality and leisure.
The Carf applies to a much wider range of businesses such as offices, factories, warehouses and small businesses in shared workspaces, market traders, charity properties and companies in the supply chain.
Mid Sussex companies have been invited to apply for the grant but only 74 companies have so far applied.
To ensure local businesses don’t miss out on this support, Mid Sussex District Council will automatically pay out the grants to eligible businesses from 19 September.
The Council will be writing to all eligible Mid Sussex businesses to inform them of the forthcoming award to the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund.
Eligible businesses just need to look for the relief shown on their business rate bill when they receive it.
The Carf support payments are exclusively for companies that have been affected by the pandemic but have not yet received Covid-19 relief or rebate support for their business rates from the government.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/21860311.3-million-covid-19-support-grants-mid-sussex-businesses/?ref=rss Over £3m Covid-19 support grants for Mid Sussex businesses