Chichester District Council report that “£37 million in COVID-19 grants is being issued to local businesses in the Chichester District.
Local businesses will receive more than £37 million in council grant payments aimed at supporting them through the COVID-19 crisis.
In the first two weeks, Chichester District Council has issued over £23 million in grants to 1,900 businesses through the Small Business Grant Scheme and the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality grant scheme launched by the Government.
Through the Small Business Grant Scheme, a one-off grant of £10,000 is available to businesses currently eligible for small business rate relief, rural rate relief or tapered relief to help them meet ongoing business costs, whereas the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality grant provides a payment of either £10,000 or £25,000 to eligible businesses to help meet ongoing costs.
Businesses are encouraged to apply for assistance at www.chichester.gov.uk/businessratesmarch2020”