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Guildford Borough Council – Discretionary Covid Hardship Scheme

Guildford Borough Council – Discretionary Covid Hardship Scheme

Since the start of the first lockdown 10 months ago Guildford Borough Council have been disbursing the various Government business support grants. Most of these have been to Business Ratepayers although with the latest tranche of grant funding (from 5 November 2020) we are able to exercise greater discretion to help people who have so far been unable to receive any financial support. This includes micro, small or medium sized businesses that:

  • do not have business premises and instead normally work from home
  • who have fixed overhead costs (including domestic Council Tax and mortgage/rental costs) and
  • who have suffered significant business income reduction due to the pandemic.

Unlike the previous schemes there is no specific sector/supply chain requirement so our new Discretionary Covid Hardship could help businesses as diverse as charities, childminders or chiropodists.

Applications can be made until 6 pm Monday 22 February 2021 with decisions on grant awards by 1 March 2021.

Full guidance and the online application form can be found at https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/23827/Financial-Help-for-Business-during-Covid-19