Mid Sussex MP Mims Davies has welcomed new Government grants made available for local businesses who have been legally forced to close because of lockdown measures. The Local Restrictions Support Grants will be administered by Mid Sussex District Council and are for businesses that occupy a property which pays business rates and is currently unable to open as usual because of the Government’s lockdown.
In addition, the Government has also given Mid Sussex District Council over £3 million to help businesses who have reported a loss of income due to the pandemic. MSDC have put a prioritisation scale in place for awarding such grants to businesses.
Further information on this as well more details of the funding process, businesses are encouraged to visit www.grantapproval.co.uk from 23rd November 2020 and applications must be received by 13th December 2020.
Mims Davies comments:
“Whilst interacting with various local businesses over the last months I have heard first-hand about the serious challenges so many different local businesses have faced this year due to the pandemic. It is my hope this latest announcement of government support for businesses provides Mid Sussex businesses with a renewed sense of optimism going forward - as we look beyond this lockdown and towards rebuilding our local economy”.
Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council said:
“I welcome the unprecedented financial support that the Government is providing to help Mid Sussex businesses through the pandemic and to mitigate the financial impact of these latest national restrictions”.
Note to Editors:
- Local businesses are encouraged to apply for funding online at www.grantapproval.co.uk
from 23rd November 2020 and applications must be received by 13th December 2020.
- For other forms of support for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support