East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Discretionary Grant Is Now Live

East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Discretionary Grant Is Now Live

A new funding scheme aimed at small businesses, micro-businesses and charities who have not previously qualified for government funding during the COVID-19 pandemic will be available from Monday 1 June 2020.

The government-backed Local Discretionary Grant scheme will be operated by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Businesses and charities who have suffered a significant loss of income during the lockdown and haven’t qualified for other forms of financial support will be able to apply for grants of up to £25,000.

The fund is limited to £4million and will be administered in two phases.

Phase one will run from Monday 1 June to Sunday 14 June and will prioritise those small and micro businesses and charities across the East Riding who have not been able to claim from the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant Fund.

Priority small businesses can apply for grants of either £25,000, £10,000 or up to £10,000 in the case of micro-businesses and applicants must be able to demonstrate they have on-going property costs

Those businesses identified for phase one of the scheme are:

businesses in shared or flexible workspaces that do not have their own business rates assessment
regular market traders with fixed on-going building costs and who do not have their own business rates assessment at the market(s) they trade from
bed and breakfasts that are liable for council tax instead of business rates
charity properties in receipt of charitable business rates relief.
The second phase of the scheme will launch in mid-June and target businesses that do not qualify for phase one and who the council identifies as a local priority.

Please note: the closing date for phase 1 applications is Sunday 14 June and is limited to one application per business, sole trader, or charity.

Please check your business or charity meets the eligibility criteria before applying.

For more information and to apply please follow the link.