Uttlesford District Council has handed out £11.5m in cash grants to almost 950 local businesses in the past seven days.
The grants are part of the emergency funding from central government to support local businesses.
Uttlesford is currently one of over 50 councils to have issued more than 50% of the value of grant given and council officers continue to process requests for grant funding as quickly as possible to ensure businesses receive the help they need during the current crisis.
Despite the unprecedented support measures in place, there are businesses in the district that may still be entitled to a cash grant of £10,000 or £25,000 depending on the rateable value of their premises.
The council is urging those businesses who are in receipt of small business or rural rate relief or who are in the retail, leisure or hospitality industry with a rateable value of £51,000 or under to register their details online for their funding to be processed.
Details of the grants, eligibility criteria and an online application form, are available at www.uttlesford.gov.uk/covid19-business-grants-fund.
The council will make every effort to make the grant payments as quickly as possible, subject to any verification checks that are needed. There is no need to contact the council if you have already completed the online form – you will receive confirmation once the payment has been processed.
For businesses without access to the internet, please contact us by phone on 01799 510510 and a paper form can be sent to you.
Further advice, including details of government schemes and initiatives which businesses may be able to access, is available at www.uttlesford.gov.uk/business.
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