D-day for applications for Strategic Framework Business Fund top up


Today, 5th February is the last day that eligible businesses can apply for a top up grant from the Strategic Framework Business Fund.

The one-off payments are available to eligible hospitality, leisure and non-essential retail businesses.

Firms that have already applied to the Fund do not need to reapply for the top up – it will be issued automatically if they are eligible.

You can apply for a:

  • temporary closure grant – £2,000 or £3,000 (depending on rateable value) if your business is required to close by law
  • business restrictions grant – £1,400 or £2,100 (depending on rateable value) if your business can remain open but is specifically required to modify its operations by law, for example having to close earlier than normal.This does not include where a demand for your products or services has been reduced because of the pandemic

Grants will be paid every 4 weeks in arrears as long as restrictions last.

Grant funding for eligible business will cover the period of any closures or restrictions with the earliest claim date being 2 November 2020. This includes where the period for which restrictions are in place do not correspond to a four week period.

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