Today, West Berkshire Council opened their funding scheme for the Additional Support Grant, which is a discretionary pot of money from central government.
The scheme is designed to support businesses who meet a range of four different eligibility criteria, which is set out below:
- Part A - You do not pay business rates, but you have been forced to close and have ongoing property related costs, e.g. rent in a shared workspace.
- Part B - You have not been forced to close, but your business is ancillary to the hospitality, retail and leisure industries but you have not received any grants administered by West Berkshire Council to date.
- Part C -You pay business rates and you may have received the Local Restrictions Support Grant, but you did not receive any of the previous grants administered by West Berkshire council and you require further support due to demonstrable financial vulnerability.
- Part D -You do not pay business rates, you have not received any previous grants administered by West Berkshire Council to date and you do not fit into parts A - C, but you require support due to demonstrable financial vulnerability.
Follow the link below to read more about the grant and for the application form which needs to be filled in and submitted to: BRates@westberks.gov.uk.