Government Grants – Update from Adur & Worthing Councils
We are now finalising our system for administering the central government grants and undertaking final testing. Businesses will be asked to upload their information onto a centralised system to allow us to (a) verify eligibility and then (b) process the grant payment. This system will be released later this week / early next week.
Businesses can begin to undertake their own eligibility checks by reviewing the guidance here. Businesses should use this guidance to help identify what grant they are applying for. We would also like to draw your attention to Annex B which shows the information we will require in order to confirm eligibility and subsequently pay the grant.
Please begin to have these details to hand & a copy of your latest business rates bill, for when we request it, as this will help speed up the process.
All local authorities have been reminded that any claims paid, which are subsequently found to be ineligible, businesses will be required to repay the grant.
Coast to Capital have also launched a grant scheme for businesses. The Coast to Capital Backing Business Grants is a £2 million fund that has been set up to provide grants to small businesses and social enterprises in our area who have been affected by COVID-19. Applications opening soon.
Please see the governments 5 Steps To Take Today and their dedicated business support webpage which includes FAQs for further help and assistance.
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