ARG Grant is now reopen to take further claims

Discretionary ARG Grants still open – claim period extended to midnight on 27 March

As you know MSDC closed the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHL) on Friday 18 March 2022 at midnight as well as the discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

We cannot reopen the OHL Grant as the closing date was strictly given by BEIS but I still have funding left for ARG that I really want to distribute locally rather than give back to the Government centrally if not spent by the 31 March 2022

I therefore have agreed with most LA’s in West Sussex we at Mid Sussex DC will extend the ARG grants to apply for until midnight on the 27 March 2022.  We will of course of course ensure that all payments leave the Council’s bank account by the 31 March 2022 as per the rules 

ARG is now reopen to take further claims at Mid Sussex DC

FYI – more information is available at https://www.midsussex.gov.uk/revsandbens/business-rates/grants-quick-reference-guide-discretionary-scheme/ and businesses can apply at https://midsussex.grantapproval.co.uk/

Please also note that whilst I have extended to the 28 March 2022 if we are inundated with claims we reserve the right to close the scheme before but I will of course keep you fully updated.

Please do let me know if you need any additional information or clarification.

Kevin Stewart

BUL Revenues and Benefits

Mid Sussex DC