Eastleigh Borough Council is reminding businesses in the borough that they can still apply for an emergency business grant to help them through the coronavirus crisis. So far, over £12.9m has been handed out to 989 businesses, which represents most of the businesses in the borough that are eligible for the Government grants.
Councillor Derek Pretty, Cabinet Member for Economy, said: “During these uncertain times we are delighted that we’ve been able to provide businesses in the Borough with the security of a grant. We are working to ensure our local businesses are getting the support they are entitled to during these challenging times. Our staff have been working extremely hard to get the grants paid and we continue to pay money out daily. I encourage all those businesses who have not yet applied, to do so, to ensure they get the money they are entitled to.”
Businesses who think they may be eligible and who have not already applied should complete an online emergency relief form.
The government is in the process of finalising details for new funding for a further round of funding for small businesses that have not yet received any support. We will be publishing details on our website and contacting eligible companies as soon as the treasury guidelines are issued.
If you are not eligible for these grants the government have also launched a Bounce Back loan scheme that businesses will be able to apply for from 4 May.