Small businesses in Rotherham now eligible for coronavirus support

Small businesses in Rotherham not eligible for government help during the coronavirus pandemic are set to receive financial support, as part of a £2.4 million grant fund.

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 8:59 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th June 2020, 8:58 am

Small businesses in shared office or flexible workspace, charities, bed and breakfasts, private childcare nurseries and market traders with lease agreements are among those who can claim £1,000 to £25,000 grants from Rotherham Council.

Members of the council's cabinet will finalise the arrangements at their meeting on June 15, although applications can be made up to midnight on July 5 using the form on the council's website.

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Councillor Saghir Alam

Coun Saghir Alam, council cabinet member for finance and corporate services, said: “The £40m in support we have paid to Rotherham businesses so far during the coronavirus crisis is a lifeline for livelihoods, jobs and our local economy. And I am pleased that we are now able to go further.

“Many Rotherham businesses have suffered severe hardship over the last few months.

“The discretionary grant fund has been devised to provide support to many of those businesses impacted by coronavirus but who weren’t eligible for the previous financial assistance available.

“We only have a finite amount of money available, so the scheme is designed to be flexible, allowing us to adjust payments, depending on the uptake.

“I would urge those eligible firms to apply as soon as possible.”

“Many Rotherham businesses have suffered severe hardship over the last few months.

“The discretionary grant fund has been devised to provide support to many of those businesses impacted by coronavirus but who weren’t eligible for the previous financial assistance available.

“We only have a finite amount of money available, so the scheme is designed to be flexible, allowing us to adjust payments, depending on the uptake.

“I would urge those eligible firms to apply as soon as possible.”

“I would urge those eligible firms to apply as soon as possible.”

“I would urge those eligible firms to apply as soon as possible.”

“I would urge those eligible firms to apply as soon as possible.”

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