Hambleton District Council (HDC) is continuing to pay out millions of pounds in business grants in response to the COVID-19 crisis, with almost £20m worth now paid to local businesses
The amount already paid out represents 63 per cent of the total grant funding received from government. Approximately 2,800 businesses are eligible for grants in Hambleton, with 60 per cent of eligible businesses making an application so far. This means 2060 applications have been received to date, with 1685 of these (82 per cent) already paid out.
From Wednesday, March 25, businesses across Hambleton have been able to apply for the grants designed to help and support them during the most challenging of times. The team is working hard to turn applications around as quickly as possible as the council understands how vital they are to businesses.
Those applying can help by making sure they provide the council with accurate information and have their business rates reference number handy to make sure the grant can be paid out as quickly as possible. This can be found on the demand notice posted out in March and will help the team process applications quicker.
Coun Mark Robson, leader of HDC, said: “This is great news. I know these grants are much needed in our business community who’ve been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis.
“I would urge any business owners to check the Hambleton District Council website to check if they are eligible. The team are doing a superb job of working through the applications and really appreciate your support and understanding as they work to get through them all as quickly as possible. You can help by making sure your application is accurate.”
For more information or to apply please visit: https://www.hambleton.gov.uk/businessgrantfunding