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Grants Are Being Delivered

posted Apr 9, 2020, 11:44 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Telford & Wrekin Council has already approved over 1,200 applications for business support grants in response to coronavirus, from small businesses and businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.

Telford and Wrekin businesses start getting grant payments to support them during coronavirus

It comes after the Government announced these grants near the end of March and the Council has been supporting and assisting eligible businesses to apply for them.


This is in addition to a number of other support measures available for borough businesses, including the deferral of payment of business rates, all of which can be found on the Council’s Coronavirus webpage.


Grant support payments approved so far total over £14.1 million to 1,207 borough businesses, representing 84% of the applications the Council has so far received.


In total the Council expects that up to 2,400 businesses could apply for this and any business that has yet to can do so online at www.telford.gov.uk/businessgrants

These grants are also available from Shropshire County Council for clubs located outside of the T & W boundaries.

One member club in T & W has already benefited, having received the following and responding . . .


Support to small businesses

Small Business Grant Fund

Dear Sir / Madam,

 

In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Government announced there would be support made available to small businesses. 

Our records show that you are currently in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief, or Rural Rate Relief, and I am pleased to say that you may therefore be entitled to claim a grant of £10,000.  Eligible recipients will receive one grant per property, so we require an application form completing for each property.

There are certain exclusions to the grant:
• Properties occupied for personal use such as private stables or moorings
• Car parks and parking spaces
• Businesses in liquidation or dissolved as at 11th March 2020
• Properties with a rateable value over £15,000

To apply, we need you to complete a short application form.  Please visit the website and fill in our webform on www.telford.gov.uk/businessgrants 

If you need any assistance, please call 01952 383838.

 

Yours sincerely,

The Revenues Service 




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