Ryedale District Council launches discretionary grant scheme for businesses affected by COVID-19
Businesses in Ryedale severely affected by the second national lockdown could be thrown a lifeline with a new grant launched by the District Council.
The Government has provided funding for the Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary) scheme.
It’s there to support businesses that have been severely affected by the second national lockdown, if they’re not eligible to claim a grant under other available schemes.
Grants under the discretionary scheme can be claimed for the period 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020 and at any future time Ryedale is placed into Local COVID Alert Level 3 (Very High) or another national lockdown.
Eligible businesses can apply for grants of £500, £1,334, £2,000 or £3,000.
Councillor Keane Duncan, Leader of Ryedale District Council said:
“The discretionary grant could be a lifeline to some businesses in Ryedale, who have faced unavoidable ongoing fixed business costs, or a severe loss of income due to the impact of COVID-19.
“The lockdowns and subsequent tiers have hit our businesses hard and some have reached breaking point. Ryedale District Council is here to help and I’d urge any eligible business to apply as soon as possible.”
Each application will be assessed for the reduction in revenues (sales / income / orders) the business has suffered as a result of the national lockdown, as well as unavoidable ongoing fixed business costs it incurs.