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Coronavirus (COVID-19): local authority discretionary fund - information

Information about a fund for local authorities to provide additional support for businesses where they consider that necessary or justified.

Published:
18 Dec 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): local authority discretionary fund - information

£30 million funding has been provided to local authorities to provide additional support for businesses where they consider that necessary or justified. 

The aim of this fund is to mitigate the short term financial challenges being experienced by businesses adversely impacted by restrictions and regulations introduced since October to control the spread of COVID-19. It enables individual local authorities to direct additional financial support to specific groups, sectors or businesses within their local business communities who are experiencing immediate financial challenges as a result of current restrictions and regulations. 

Please do not contact your local authority for further information about these funds at the moment. Local authorities can use this fund at their discretion, and will undertake their own assessment of need and develop application processes accordingly.