Applications are now open for grants of up to £2,000 for self-employed people in Stafford Borough if their business has suffered due to Covid-19.
The one-off payment will also be for sole traders and small limited companies who have not received previous funding grants.
You can apply to Stafford Borough Council now via www.staffordbc.gov.uk/business-support-coronavirus.
The latest grant pot has been earmarked for eligible businesses, such as driving instructors, sports therapists, photographers, and artists, who have lost more than 30 per cent of income since Covid-19 restrictions were put in place in March 2020.
Conditions of receiving the new grant also include having less than £50m turnover and fewer than 250 staff. The business would have to prove they had been trading at the time and were registered at either HM Revenues and Customs or Companies House.
Payments will be made later this month (April).
During the pandemic the Borough Council has distributed more than £35 million to local businesses who have had to close, or have been significantly restricted, by measures introduced to control the spread of the virus.
Karen Tierney, Head of Development at the Borough Council, said: “We are keen to ensure all eligible businesses who have suffered because of the impact the virus restrictions have had on them receive this financial help.
“This latest round of funding gives support to those who have not received grants previously – including many of our self-employed and small businesses. I’d urge those businesses to get their applications in now.”
She added that as well as financial help, the council was also delivering other support for businesses and encouraged people to get in contact with the council to find out more.
More help and advice can be found from the dedicated business pages of the council’s website at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/business-support-coronavirus
Press Release No 5757