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EHDC to issue grants to local businesses

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  • Published: 8th April 2020
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EHDC to issue grants to local businesses

News release EHDC

Coronavirus grants now being issued to East Hampshire businesses

Coronavirus-related business grants are now being issued to eligible businesses that East Hampshire District Council (EHDC) holds payment details for, with other eligible businesses able to confirm their details through an online form.

There are two grants available:

  • Small Business Grants - a one-off grant of £10,000 to businesses that pay little or no businesses rates
  • Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants - provides businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors with a cash grant of up to £25,000 per property

How do I access a grant for my business?

The process for accessing grants is simple.

Eligible businesses that the council holds direct debit details for will be given their grant automatically.

Other eligible businesses – those EHDC does not hold direct debit details for – will be contacted directly by the council and asked to verify their details on an online system that can be accessed via the council’s website.

Filling in your information accurately will ensure that we have the correct details to enable grant payments to be made as quickly as possible.

EHDC is aiming to start making payments before the Easter weekend.

What will I need?

Businesses will need to have the following details to hand:

  • Business Rates bill
  • Bank details
  • VAT registration number (optional)
  • Company registration number (optional)

Find out more

To find out more about the grants and access the form to confirm your details, please visit the council’s business support webpage:

Manage your business rates online

Business ratepayers can view their business rates account online by registering for a portal account.

It’s also a good way to keep an eye on whether your grant has gone into your account.

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