Rossendale Free Press
Firms get extra time to apply for cash
ROSSENDALE council have confirmed an extension to the dates that businesses are able to apply for further discretionary grant funding.
Businesses severely affected by Covid-19 since October are able to apply for the discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) - even if they have already applied for other grant funding.
The Government have provided councils with a limited amount of funding to deliver the grant and the council, after receiving 200 applications to date, are now able to extend the application date to January 13, 2021.
A Rossendale council spokesperson said: “The discretionary grant will provide limited financial support to businesses with or without a business rate assessment, who have been severely impacted by the restrictions.”
The council are asking businesses to visit bit.ly/ ARGdisc for further information on criteria and how to apply.