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Coronavirus Support for businesses

Has your business applied for financial support?

by Gemma Melling

Knowsley Council has awarded more than 900 grants to Knowsley businesses who have applied online for support from the Government’s Coronavirus financial support schemes. But records show that there are more than 500 more businesses in the borough that may be eligible – but have not yet applied.

If you have a dedicated business premises and are either eligible for Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR is for premises with a rateable value of less than £15,000) or are in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors (properties eligible for the relief must – in normal times – be open to the general public and also be wholly or mainly used for retail, hospitality and leisure purposes) – then you may be able to benefit from the grants.

The online application can be found here and you will need your NDR (Business Rates) account number to complete the form.  Please also remember to upload a copy of a recent bank statement from the account into which the grant is to be paid.

The money is there to support businesses through this difficult time, so if you are an eligible business, please apply as soon as possible.