We are here to help businesses
East Hampshire District Council has already given out more than £11.8m to 960 local businesses, with more grants being issued daily.
EHDC's leader, Councillor Richard Millard, sent a message to businesses through a column in the local media saying "we are here to help".
He said: "We are doing anything we can to help self-employed people and people who are not eligible for the government grant money. We are being innovative and creative and looking at everything on a case by case basis."
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
Eligible businesses can confirm their details on the business support webpage. The page also includes information for other businesses about support available during the coronavirus outbreak.
More information can also be found at www.easthants.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support
Food for thought
Foodbanks are a key part of our community work to support vulnerable people.
Heavy demand and a reduction in donations recently has meant stocks are running low - so please donate to your local foodbank if and when you can.
You will find donation points in many local supermarkets or you can make a financial contribution to support them to purchase essential supplies.
For a full list of what items are needed or for more information on the food banks in East Hampshire please click here.
Council services are available as usual
EHDC's offices, at Penns Place, is currently closed to members of the public. However, our staff are still working to ensure services are available.
For service updates please visit www.easthants.gov.uk