The Discretionary Grants Scheme for businesses affected by the Coronavirus outbreak ends this week.
If your business has not yet applied, please visit www.southhams.gov.uk/discretionarygrants and complete the form before 5 p.m. on Friday 10 July.
The Government regulations which specified that Bed and Breakfast properties needed to have fewer than six bed spaces available has been relaxed. If a previous application was rejected on these grounds, or you did not apply because you believed you wouldn't qualify, you can submit another application.
To be eligible for a grant ranging from £1,000 to £25,000, you should not have qualified for any other grant, other than the furloughed Job Retention Scheme or the Self‐Employed Income Support Scheme.
In line with government requirements, the following business types will be prioritised for funding support:
So far, South Hams District Council has paid out more than £875,000 in grants to 185 business across the District who otherwise would not have had access to funding.
Cllr Judy Pearce, Leader of South Hams District Council, said: "I'm pleased that we've been able to help so many of our small businesses to weather this storm, but I'm equally sure that there will be some businesses out there who didn't apply, and there may still be funding available for them.
"If you weren't sure whether to apply in the first two rounds of funding, or if you are a B&B that didn't qualify previously, I urge you to apply as soon as possible. We want to help as many businesses as possible."
Unfortunately, those not eligible for funding under this scheme include:
For more information, please visit www.southhams.gov.uk/discretionarygrants. If you need help to complete the form, or if you have any questions, you can contact the Council on 01803 861234.