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Sedgemoor District Council working to help businesses affected by COVID-19

Tuesday 18th May, 2021

Sedgemoor District Council has opened a new discretionary grant scheme called Recovery Grant.

Sedgemoor District Council has launched a new discretionary grant scheme (Recovery Grant) to help some of the businesses in the District that are affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The scheme is in addition to the Restart Grant scheme announced in the Budget in March.

The Council recognises that the past year and several periods of local and national restrictions have had a great impact on many businesses in the area. Therefore, the Council is committed to supporting those that fall outside the scope of any mandatory schemes, because they do not provide “direct in person services” from rateable premises.

Businesses from all sectors are invited to apply, with special grants designed specifically for B&B, kennels and catteries and leisure, hospitality and accommodation businesses and their direct supply chain.

Since the pandemic begun Sedgemoor District Council provided 1,079 discretionary grants to the total value of over £4.3m.

A link to the application and eligibility criteria can be found on our website:

www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/covid19grants

The Economic Development Team is on hand to answer queries and provide help with the application. Contact us on [email protected]

The Council aims to get payments into the bank accounts of the eligible businesses within ten working days of receiving the required information from the online form. If for some reason this is not possible, the Council will contact the business concerned.
 
For further information, please visit www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/business

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