Following the first phase of the Discretionary Business Grants the Council has extended the schemes eligibility to support more businesses in the Selby district.
Grant payments of between £2,500 and £10,000 have been paid to 50 businesses, including those in shared offices and flexible working spaces, regular market traders without business rates assessments, and B&Bs paying Council Tax rather than Business Rates.
The grants are now available to all businesses who have a rateable value of less than £51,000. The Council are also accepting applications from businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000, however payment will only be awarded to businesses who have experienced exceptional circumstances during the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses with the rateable value of below £51,000 will be considered first.
Leader of Selby District Council, Councillor Mark Crane, said. “It’s fantastic to see that we have issued payments to 50 businesses in the district.
“Although restriction measures are easing, and more businesses are starting to reopen. We recognise that these grants are still vital for many businesses across the district. The second phase of these grants will now allow more businesses to apply and benefit from the scheme.
“I encourage all eligible businesses to visit our website and apply.”
Applications are open until Monday 13 July, 5pm.