Council calls out to businesses that may be eligible for a grant

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Having received its first payment of grant money from the government, Lichfield District Council is asking businesses that may be eligible for an emergency grant to contact them, if they haven’t received a letter or an email from the council yet.

The council has written to the 1,560 businesses that it believes are eligible for either a small business grant of £10,000 or a retail, hospitality and leisure business grant of up to £25,000.

Officers are collecting email addresses for these same businesses, which will help it to speed up the payment process. 

The council now has around 700 local business email addresses. Out of this number, almost 500 have responded with the information the council needs to pay the grants. 

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Investment, Economic Growth & Tourism, said:

“We are working hard to make sure the grants reach local businesses to help them financially at this difficult time.

“We need to get the message out that, if they are not using their business address, and think they may be eligible for a grant, to contact us so we can send them more information about how to access the funding.”

Local businesses that could be eligible for either of the grants are encouraged to email our economic development team

To find out more, including the full eligibility criteria for the grants and information about other support that is available to businesses, please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/supportingbusiness.

Published: 3 April 2020