Cash grants paid out to support local businesses

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Harlow Council has so far given out £5,545,000 in government grants to support 434 local businesses during the coronavirus crisis.

Last week the council contacted all 840 businesses in the town considered to be eligible for the government’s small business grant funding and the retail, hospitality and leisure grants. The grants are being paid out all the time as business respond to the council. The small business grant funding is £10,000 per business with the cash grants for the retail, hospitality and leisure providing businesses with up to £25,000 per property.

The council has received £11m in government funding to support local businesses during the national coronavirus crisis.

Any business, which has not received a letter or an email and thinks it should be eligible for the government grant should check their eligibility for the small business grant funding scheme and retail, hospitality and leisure grant scheme on the government's business support website.

If a business thinks it fully meets the criteria set out by the government they should email business.rates@harlow.gov.uk detailing why they are eligible for a grant. The council will respond as soon as it can to these requests.

The latest information on support available to Harlow businesses can be found on our coronavirus page