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New Discretionary Grant Scheme launches for micro businesses affected by Covid restrictions

Working alongside Sheffield City Region, funding has been secured to support Doncaster home working, mobile and self-employed businesses that have suffered loss of trade because of COVID-19 and that have been unable to access any of the existing business grant schemes, primarily small and “microenterprises.” 

Businesses that have not qualified for any of the Government’s recent Covid-19 business support packages or the Self Employed Income Support Scheme are invited to apply for the latest discretionary grant payment.

Those that have been adversely affected by local and national restrictions may be eligible for a one-off payment of £1,000 from the Council’s Discretionary Grant Scheme.

This grant scheme is being administered by Business Doncaster.

The scheme launches on 22 January and is designed to support those businesses that have not qualified for any previous grant schemes and been severely affected by government restrictions.

Applications will be considered from local, independent businesses forced to close due to lockdown restrictions as well as those that have been able to open but are struggling because of a fall in trade.

Full details of how to apply and the eligibility criteria can be found on the Doncaster Council website here: https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/doitonline/discretionary-grant-scheme-for-homeworkers-mobile-and-self-employed

Applying for the grant is straightforward and we urge small businesses to check the eligibility criteria and if eligible, get their applications in to the Council as soon as possible so we can process them quickly and deliver the support needed.

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