Businesses urged to apply for Covid additional relief funding

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Further business rate relief is now available for businesses impacted by Covid-19 restrictions but who have not been eligible for previous relief schemes.

Central Government has provided funds for the Covid Additional Relief Fund which is being administered by North Northamptonshire Council.

Applications can be made online with the deadline for making an application being Monday 22 August.

Funds from Government are limited and only businesses occupied and liable for business rates in the financial year 2021/22 are eligible to apply for funding (other eligibility criteria also applies). The amounts awarded will be determined once the application window has closed.

“It goes without saying that the past two years have been extremely difficult for businesses. Whilst there has been some support for most businesses, we are acutely aware that some businesses haven’t been able to access any financial support at all.

With this in mind, I would urge anyone who thinks they might be eligible for some extra support to take a look at our information online and get in touch before 22 August.”

Cllr Lloyd Bunday, North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive Member for Finance and Transformation

“It is vital that we support the economy of North Northamptonshire as it recovers from what has been one of the most difficult periods of time we have ever seen.

I am pleased that the Government has recognised this and released additional funding for those businesses most in need.”

Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the council

The current application window is open until Monday 22 August and more details, including how to apply and eligibility, can be found on the NNC website.