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Businesses urged to apply for Covid additional relief funding

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

13 May 2022

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Business rate relief is available for businesses impacted by Covid-19 but are not eligible for existing relief schemes.

Government has provided funds for the Covid Additional Relief Fund which is being administered by North Northamptonshire Council.

Applications can be made online with the deadline for making an application being Monday, June 13.

Funds from Government are limited and only businesses occupied and liable for business rates in the financial year 2021/22 are eligible to apply for funding (other eligibility criteria also applies). The amounts awarded will be determined once the application window has closed.

Whilst there has been a great deal of support for those adversely affected by the Covid 19 pandemic we’re also aware that some businesses have not been able to access the funding available.

We would encourage these firms to get in contact if they think they are eligible to see if they can get this support.

It’s important that we support the economy as it recovers from what has been one of the most acutely difficult periods in decades.

A prosperous economy is the lynchpin for increased prosperity and wellbeing and we’re committed to doing what we can to offer help.
Cllr Lloyd Bunday, the council’s executive member for Finance and Transformation
I’m delighted that this funding has been made available by Government to offer additional help for our businesses in North Northants.

I would encourage anyone who thinks they are eligible to please make contact to see if we can help make a difference.
Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council