Covid Additional Relief Fund
This is a new scheme whereby the government has provided local authorities with funds to provide business rates relief for those businesses impacted by Covid-19, but who are not eligible for the existing relief schemes such as the Extended Retail Discount and Nursery Relief schemes.
Full details and how to apply are to be confirmed by North Northants Council any day now – keep checking the website. The funding for this scheme is limited and distribution of the funds will be prioritised to the businesses most impacted by Covid.
Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant
Up to £6,000 has been made available for businesses in the Hospitality, Leisure and Accommodation sectors. The aim of the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme is to support businesses that offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed ratepaying premises. Businesses must have been trading on 30 December 2021 and be liable for business rates.
The closing date for applications is the 18 March 2022.