Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update 3 April 2020

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14. Business support

The Government's Small and Rural Business Grant Scheme and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure grant scheme is now live. We have already received 1512 submissions, of which 522 have been passed for payment – so at least £5m has been approved for payment. We've received a good response rate of 38% and have had lots of positive feedback from businesses who have contacted us.

Find out how to apply for a Business Grant from the two schemes, which the Government has launched:

  • Scheme 1: Small Business Grant Fund​
  • Scheme 2: Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grant Fund​

If you want to apply go to the Coronavirus Business Support Grant page. 

An FAQ page on this topic has also been published for further guidance.

You can read our weekly Business update on the East Devon website.