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Urgent deadline for Business Support Grant applications

The Government’s Small Business Grants Fund, the Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grants Fund and the Discretionary Grants Fund will end on 28 August 2020.

Applications for the Discretionary Grant have already closed and West Berkshire Council is urging any businesses that believe they may be eligible for either Grant to contact them immediately as applications received by 23 August can still be processed to meet the 28 August deadline.


To date, the Council has paid £28,280,000 worth of grants to 2199 businesses.


Ross Mackinnon, West Berkshire's Executive Member for Finance & Economic Development  said: “We’ve worked hard to ensure that as many businesses in West Berkshire as possible have benefitted from these Grants. We are now in the final stages of this important programme and we don’t want any business that may be eligible to miss out.


“The Grants have been invaluable to our local economy helping ensure the survival of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants and many other businesses. Although the majority of businesses have claimed, there is a small amount of time for others to make a claim and we urge them to take advantage of this opportunity.”


Further details about the grant schemes can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-youre-eligible-for-the-coronavirus-small-business-grant-fund


For further information, please email BRatesgrants@westberks.gov.uk

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