The North Norfolk Discretionary Grant Scheme is intended to support certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the earlier business grant funds scheme. The scheme is aligned with Government guidance which has stipulated a number of key conditions and sector priorities.
Who can apply
The Government have advised that grants should be primarily and predominantly aimed at:
- Small and micro businesses
- Businesses with relatively high ongoing fixed property-related costs
- Businesses which can demonstrate that they have suffered a significant fall in income due to the COVID-19 crisis
Who is not eligible
The Government have further stipulated that grant funding is for businesses that are not eligible for other support schemes. Businesses which are eligible for cash grants from any central government COVID-related scheme are ineligible for funding from the Discretionary Grants Fund. Such grant schemes include but are not limited to:
- Small Business Grant Fund
- Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant
- The Fisheries Response Fund
- Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme (DSSS)
- The Zoos Support Fund
- The Dairy Hardship Fund
To ensure that the grant is allocated efficiently and in accordance with the Government’s identified priority sectors, the grant has been delivered in two phases. View details of the Phase 1 grant including how to apply and a list of eligible businesses.
The second phase of Discretionary Grant is to help businesses in certain registered business premises who have to date not benefited from any of the grants listed above nor were eligible under Phase 1 of the Discretionary Grant.
Please note that businesses who are potentially eligible for Phase 2 of this scheme have been contacted by email.
The second phase of the grant is only open to businesses who have a business rates account with NNDC. If your business pays Council Tax you will NOT be eligible for the phase 2 of the Discretionary Grant.
Before applying please read the Phase 2 Grant Guidance.
Making an application
In order to complete your application you will need to provide a number of supporting documents. These documents are listed below and within the Grant Guidance. Please have these documents to hand before you start the application as they will be needed to help you complete your application and you will be required to send these items as part of your grant application.
These documents include:
- Bank statements
- Evidence of fixed costs (a minimum of 2 recent statements)
Food Preparation businesses
Please provide the following 2 documents:
- Your Council registration details as a food business
- And/or Food Hygiene Certificate (food preparing personnel) as applicable.
Please note if you have multiple business rates assessments, you only need to submit one application.