District Councils are now opening grant schemes

Last updated 25/11/2020

During this second lockdown, many community buildings have been forced to close, savefor a limited number of exempt activities. (ACRE guidance on permitted activities can be downloadedhereif you have not already received it.)

District councils are nowopening grant schemes to support local businesses that have been forced to close for this four week period.Some of you may have been contacted already about this funding and, depending on your circumstances,may wish to make an application.

There are two fundsavailable:

Local Restrictions Support Grant

Aimed at businesses with a rateable value that was open before November 5th, buthas now been legally forced to close. The level of grant awarded will depend on theproperty’s rateable value:

  • £1,334 for properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under;
  • £2,000 for properties with a rateable value of between £15,001 and £50,999;
  • £3,000 for properties with a rateable value of £51,000 and over.

Additional Restrictions Support Grant

This is a discretionary grant scheme and thedetailsare still being reviewed. However, this could provide support for those facilities that fall outside the business ratesystem, or that have remained opendue to the nature of their activities, but which have been severely impacted by lockdown.

Checkyour district council’s website for more information.The links below will take you to the appropriate web page for each district council andwe suggest you bookmark this and keep an eye on it. We will circulate any further information we receive, and please do feedback on how you have got on so we can advise others (sally@somersetrcc.org.uk)

Mendip District Council

Sedgemoor District Council

South Somerset District Council

Taunton and South West Somerset