Dorset businesses offered a financial lifeline

Dorset businesses offered a financial lifeline

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:04am 2nd April 2020. (Updated at 11:09am 2nd April 2020)

Some welcome relief could be on the way to business owners in Dorset.

Grants from central government are being administered by Dorset Council to eligible businesses in our area to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. 

There are two new grant funding schemes. 

  •  The Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF)
  • The Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF) 
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Councillor Gary Suttle, Dorset Council's portfolio holder for Economic Growth and Skills, said:

"We hope this funding will offer some welcome relief to business owners during this very challenging time.

"I would appeal to all business owners, having checked their eligibility criteria on our website, to complete our e-form as soon as possible.  

"Our revenues and benefits team will be working very hard to process the grants and we will continue to lobby the Government for further support for Dorset.''

'Is your business eligible?'

To ensure the right businesses are supported correctly and no fraudulent claims are made, businesses are being asked to provide information via an e-form.

In some cases, additional checks may be necessary to confirm eligibility.  

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