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 ARGdisc for further informatio­n on criteria and how to apply.

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