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Date published: 1st June 2020

The North Norfolk Discretionary COVID Business Grant Scheme has been launched to support certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the earlier Government business grant fund scheme.

The grant, following Government guidance, is aimed at small and micro businesses that have had a significant fall in income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have not been eligible for other support schemes, such as retail, hospitality, leisure, fisheries and dairies.

Applicants will be able to apply from 3 June, with a closing deadline of 23:59 on 21 June 2020.

Cllr. Richard Kershaw, Portfolio Holder for Economic & Business development said:

“The Officers at NNDC have been working hard to design a scheme that is fair and equitable, that aims to benefit as many businesses in the District as possible that have fallen through the cracks of previous grant/loan schemes.

Helping these businesses is imperative if we are to aid recovery of the local economy in the coming months.”

Leader of the Council, Cllr. Sarah Bütikofer said:

“I would urge any small business who has so far fallen through the gaps for support during this crisis to get in touch. We really want to make sure we reach out and help as many of our business community as possible through this scheme. “

NNDC has already awarded over £50m in financial relief to over 4,500 businesses in North Norfolk.

For any local businesses that may benefit from the Discretionary COVID Business Grant Scheme, full guidelines are available here

More help and advice is available for North Norfolk businesses affected by Coronavirus.

Our website has information for businesses affected by the virus here

You can email the NNDC Coronavirus Help Hub at nndccovid19@north-norfolk.gov.uk

You can telephone the NNDC Coronavirus Help Hub on 01263 516000 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday


Last updated: 1st June 2020