BUSINESSES impacted by the pandemic in Warwick district are being encouraged to apply for a discretionary grant though a new scheme
The scheme, launched by Warwick District Council this week, is primarily aimed at rated and non-rated businesses unable to access funding through previous support programmes.
Through the Part E Discretionary Scheme, businesses operating in the district which meet the following criteria could be eligible for a grant of £3,000:
· Those trading on or before November 4 2020.
· Those which can demonstrate a loss in business due to covid-19.
· Those not eligible for or in receipt of a grant through the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Scheme Part D or Retail, Hospitality, Leisure LRSG scheme.
Warwick District Council’s business spokesman Coun Richard Hales said: “After almost a year of restrictions and lockdown, we are aware that many businesses in our district are almost on their knees. Throughout this time the Council’s finance and business support teams have worked tirelessly to ensure that these companies get access to any funding available. Despite this effort we know that many have been excluded. We therefore hope that this new grant will finally give these organisations the vital help they need.”
The council is also introducing a separate new scheme for taxi drivers with more details being announced soon.
Visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/discretionarygrantfund for more details. Applications close at noon on Monday March 12.