If your business has not yet applied, please visit www.westdevon.gov.uk/discretionarygrants and complete the form before 5 p.m. on Friday 10 July.
The Government regulations which specified that Bed and Breakfast properties needed to have fewer than six bedspaces available has been relaxed. If a previous application was rejected on these grounds, or you did not apply because you believed you wouldn't qualify, you can submit another application.
To be eligible for a grant ranging from £1,000 to £25,000, you should not have qualified for any other grant, other than the furloughed Job Retention Scheme or the Self‐Employed Income Support Scheme.
In line with government requirements, the following business types will be prioritised for funding support:
So far, West Devon Borough Council has paid out more than £350,000 in grants to 87 business across the Borough who otherwise would not have had access to funding.
Cllr Neil Jory, Leader of West Devon Borough Council, said: "I'm sure that there are some businesses out there who didn't apply, either because they thought they wouldn't qualify, or because they were a B&B that wasn't eligible before the change to the Government rules.
"We want to support our smallest businesses through this difficult time - lockdown may have been eased, but many will still be struggling. Funds are still available, so do please send in your application before the deadline this Friday."
Unfortunately, those not eligible for funding under this scheme include:
For more information, please visit www.westdevon.gov.uk/discretionarygrants. If you need help completing the form, or if you have any questions, you can contact the Council on 01822 813600.