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Millions in pandemic support money received by Gloucester businesses

Written by: Andrew Merrell | Posted 23 April 2020 16:12

Millions in pandemic support money received by Gloucester businesses

Nearly £9 million of funding to support Gloucester businesses through the coronavirus pandemic had already reached its target.   

According to Gloucester City Council by April 6 it had already paid £8,930,000 of the central Government support funding to 685 businesses. 

The local authority launched a portal for business owners to submitapplications for the small business grant fund (SBGF) or the retail, hospitality and leisure grant fund (RHLG). 

Since being allocated the grant funding by central Government, Gloucester City Council has been able to pay nearly £9 million in grant money directly to the Gloucester businesses that qualify for a portion of the fund. 

Businesses eligible for the Small Business Rates Relief are eligible for up to £10,000. Those that would have been in receipt of Expanded Retail Discount with arateable value of less than £51,000 will be eligible for up to £25,000. 

Further details, eligibility criteria and what business owners will need to submittheir claim can be foundon the Gloucester Support Grant portal here: https://openportal.gloucester.gov.uk/scripts/OPENPortal-Live.wsc/ndr/ndrgrant.p