Financial support for smaller businesses – apply now

Fewer businesses than expected have so far applied to Wealden District Council for a Covid-19 discretionary grant.

The council is concerned some enterprises, such as market traders, B and B owners, are unaware that they may be eligible.Wealden District Council grants logo

Applications must be in by Friday, June 19, at 5pm.

The scheme is for Wealden businesses which were not eligible for Covid-19 Small Business or Retail Hospitality and Leisure Grants.

The new Discretionary Business Grant is geared towards helping small businesses not eligible for other support because they do not pay business rates.

Typical enterprises which can be helped are those in shared or managed offices, bed and breakfast establishments and regular market traders.

Wealden’s priorities are:

  • Food, beverage and supply chain.
  • Medical services.
  • Non–profit making organisations helping the vulnerable and disadvantaged which do not receive any other support from the local authority.
  • Training services.

Businesses must have a relatively high ongoing fixed building costs and demonstrate a significant financial loss as a result of Covid-19

Get more details and how to apply here [external link, Wealden District Council.

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