Tuesday June 9th 2020

Critical financial support is now available to Woking’s small and micro businesses which operate with fixed property-related costs and are financially struggling due to the Coronavirus lockdown regulations.

Woking Borough Council has been awarded £671,750, under the Discretionary Grants Fund, by the Government to allocate grants to local small and micro businesses which did not qualify for previous business grant funding schemes.

“We appreciate that the current climate is a very unsettling time for all and for businesses without an income. If you're a business owner which meets the criteria for the Discretionary Grants Fund, please don’t delay and submit your application online.”
- Cllr Ayesha Azad, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Finance

Grants of up to £25,000 are available where it is judged that businesses would have received the same grant amount if they had been eligible under the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available where it is judged that businesses would have received the same grant amount if they had been eligible under the Small Business or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Funds.

For more about the Discretionary Grants Fund (including full T&Cs) and to apply online, click here.

Grant applications from local businesses must be submitted via the Council’s website before 11.59pm on Sunday 21 June 2020.

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