Guide East Devon Business update - 21 January 2021

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1. A new grant scheme for East Devon businesses has been launched this week.

A new grant scheme for East Devon businesses affected by the local restrictions between early December and early January has been launched this week.

The Council is also working to ensure that further financial support for businesses impacted by the current national lockdown is made available as soon as possible.

This week, the Council’s Cabinet approved policies for new grant schemes covering January’s lockdown as well as the launch of a further round of the discretionary scheme – the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG2). These schemes cover both local and national restrictions since the 2nd December and will be live as soon as possible – see our business grants page for all the latest information.

Due to the multiple grant schemes and the varying time periods to which they apply, East Devon District Council understands that this could be a confusing picture for hard-pressed businesses. In response, we have been working to streamline the business grant application processes. Businesses which received a grant for the national restrictions period from 5th November to 1st December will automatically receive an access code to use when completing one short form for the two January schemes. These codes will be sent out when the new scheme is live.