In response to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Government has announced support schemes for small businesses. In Dorset, the administration of this will be undertaken by Dorset Council. These funding schemes that have been announced include a Small Business Grant and a Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant.

The Small Business Fund is for those that already pay little or no business rates because of Small Business Rate Relief, Rural Rate Relief and tapered relief. It provides a one-off payment to eligible businesses. The Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant provides businesses working within these industries with a cash payment per property. The size of the grant depends on the value of the business.

For more information, to check that you eligible and to submit your business for funding, visit the dedicated Dorset Council page here. Keep up to date with our member’s and other developments here.  These funding schemes that have been announced include a Small Business Grant and a Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant. These funding schemes are designed to help those businesses that have been hardest hit by the current situation, there are several resources available for those in need of support. Please contact the Council for more information.

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