Small business grants – deadline 14 June
More than £1 million of grants are to be awarded to small businesses in St Albans District that have yet to receive Government funding for the Covid-19 emergency.
St Albans City and District Council is to distribute the money and is asking companies that might be eligible to apply. The financial aid is non-repayable and intended to help firms survive the impact of the nationwide lockdown.
Through the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund, grants of £25,000 or anything up to £10,000 are available.
The grants are to help with property costs and to be eligible, a business must not have received cash from the Government’s other Covid-related schemes.
They should be classed as “small” or “micro” and be able to demonstrate that they have seen a significant drop in income due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
Among the enterprises that the Council is looking to award grants to are regular market traders, bed and breakfast establishments, charities and firms that share offices. Independent businesses which are considered important to making the District a vibrant place to live and work may also apply.
Applications should be made as soon as possible and no later than Sunday 14 June on the Council’s website: https://stalbans.force.com/guest/s/coronavirus-discretionary-grant-fund
More detail is also available here about the type of businesses that the scheme is primarily aimed at.
Decisions on grant awards will be made by a panel of Senior Officers with no guarantee that an application will be successful.