First grant payments to go out to Hart businesses
Hart District Council will be issuing grant payments to more than 400 businesses this week, totalling £5.5 million.
The application process opened last week. Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector are eligible for grants of £10,000 and £25,000 and there is a £10,000 payment for small businesses to meet their ongoing costs.
Councillor David Neighbour, Leader of Hart District Council, said: “We have been working extremely hard to ensure our business community is fully supported at this very difficult time. I am delighted with the positive way council staff have responded to this challenge and we will continue to process every application as soon as possible.
“It is also important to highlight that for those businesses which do not qualify for funding under these schemes, they can still access information, advice and guidance on the full range of support currently available from other sources by visiting the council’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage.”
Retail, hospitality and leisure
Businesses in these sectors with a rateable value of up to and including £15,000, can apply for a grant of £10,000.
For businesses in these sectors with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000, a grant of £25,000 is available.
To receive the grant, please complete the retail, hospitality and leisure online application form.
For all businesses in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief
A grant of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief (SBRR) or rural rate relief (RRR) with a rateable value up to and including £15,000 as of 11 March 2020. This one-off grant of £10,000 is to help businesses meet their ongoing business costs.
To receive the grant, please complete the small business online application form.