Financial help for small and micro businesses

29 May 2020

Small and micro businesses could benefit from vital government funding to help them get through the financial uncertainty caused by coronavirus.

Cllr Shane Hebb, Cabinet member for finance, said: "The new government funded Discretionary Business Grant Scheme could be just the lifeline that many smaller and micro sized businesses which have suffered financially as a result of coronavirus are looking for.

"The scheme, locally designed by Thurrock Council with business sector input, ensures maximum distribution of funding to those that most need it and have thus far not been eligible for grant support.

"It is aimed at small businesses with fixed property costs which were not eligible for the other grants; businesses like bed and breakfasts or those located in shared offices or in business, science or industrial parks.

"I urge any business owner that thinks their business could be eligible to visit the website and begin the application process."

For more information about the scheme and details of how to apply, go to the Discretionary Business Grant Scheme.

The first phase of applications will be assessed on 12 June. Businesses are urged to submit their applications before this deadline.