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East Hampshire District Council launches Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme

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Application Deadline: 23 January 2022

This Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) is primarily aimed at businesses that have been significantly financially impacted due to the Government’s response in December 2021, to the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, introducing international travel restrictions and implementing the Government’s Plan B restrictions.

This additional fund is aimed at businesses with ongoing fixed costs that are significantly financially affected by the above COVID-19 restrictions

Eligibility

  1. This funding is available for business that can demonstrate that they have been significantly affected by the Government’s response to the new COVID-19 Omicron variant in December 21 (as detailed above) and have fixed costs which are not related to employment*.
  2. Only businesses located within the East Hampshire District Council area will be eligible for this scheme.
  3. The business must have been actively trading on 1 October 2021.
  4. Self-employed Taxi and Private Hire drivers licenced with East Hampshire District Council that live outside of the district and have not been able to obtain a grant from their own local authority due to local discretionary rules and meet the criteria for this scheme can apply.
  5. Discretionary Grants will be paid subject to subsidy regulations, meaning the business needs to check that they comply with subsidy rules and inform the council accordingly prior to payment being made. If subsidy rules are breached the responsibility lies with the applicant and, in line with the legislation, the council can take action to recover the funding.

Application Procedure

Grants will be awarded on a first come first served basis within the funding allocation limits of the scheme agreed by the council.

Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, based on the following criteria:

  • The financial impact due to the Government’s response in December 2021, to the new COVID-19 Omicron variant, has had on the business
  • Level of monthly fixed overheads
  • Supports the local community – i.e. facilities / services / supports a healthy and active community
  • Supports the local economy – i.e. employment
  • Supports the local environment – i.e. – green credentials

Official Website: East Hampshire District Council launches Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme

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