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East Northamptonshire Council receives Government funding to support businesses during coronavirus pandemic

Published Friday, 03 April 2020

Government funding to support businesses.

Update – please note that this scheme closes on 28 August 2020.

As part of help on offer for local businesses across the district, ENC has been allocated support funds to provide financial grants to those companies in need.

This money has been received by East Northamptonshire Council (ENC) from central Government and will be distributed to companies over the coming weeks to provide vital support for organisations across the district. 

The Business Rates team from ENC is now working hard to identify further businesses that are eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant and as part of this work, the Council is urging business owners to come forward. The grants are in in addition to the £12m Expanded Retail Relief that ENC has already awarded to businesses across East Northants.

If a business in the district hasn’t already been contacted by ENC, then they are advised to contact customerservices@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk for further details and assistance.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said:

“As a Council, we have a duty to help support residents and businesses during difficult times and we urge those who are struggling to come forward and contact a member of the team, who will be able to advise and assist.

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those businesses who continue to provide vital services to the community including food stores and distributors, during the pandemic.”

Business owners should keep up-to-date with the Government guidance at www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/ and further advice can be found through SEMLEP’s website www.semlep.com/coronavirus-advice/ or by calling SEMLEP’s Growth Hub on 01604 212 696.

The Government also has a dedicated Business Support Helpline at https://www.gov.uk/business-support-helpline or on 0300 456 3565 or 01604 212 696.