Waterfront Businesses - Apply for Grants Covid19

April 28, 2020

 

Plymouth City Council across the city has approved almost 3,000 grant applications and paid out £32 million directly to businesses. Here on the Waterfront, many eligible businesses have successfully received their business grants, however there are still a small number we’ve not heard back from.

 

Last week I’ve been working on tracking down and speaking to these business owners, many of whom were not aware they could apply and we have successfully helped 10 of them.

 

However, there are still Waterfront businesses out there who are eligible to apply. I will be looking to tracking down and speaking to these business owners, this week, but please if you believe you are eligible for the grants or are unsure, get in touch!

 

If you’ve not receive payment 10 working days after submitting your grant application then please contact myself or the small business grants team, Tel: 01752 308984 / Patrick.knight@plymouth.gov.uk – PWP BID, Interim CEO & Waterfront Manager.

 

About The Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund:

 

Announced by the Government in March as part of a £330 billion package of support. Letters were sent to Plymouth businesses on 26 March with details of how to apply for the grants.

 

The following criteria applies to the grant scheme:

 

• Any business currently in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief will be eligible for a £10,000 grant

• Any retail, hospitality or leisure business in receipt of Expanded Retail Discount with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will be eligible for a grant per property based on eligibility criteria below.

o Any retail, hospitality or leisure business with a rateable value of £15,000 or below will be eligible for a £10,000 grant.

o Any retail, hospitality or leisure business with a rateable value above £15,000 and below £51,000 will be eligible for a £25,000 grant.

 

For more details please see Invest in Plymouth - www.visitplymouth.co.uk/invest/business-support/covid-19/business-grants​

 

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