26 May Grants Discretionary Fund
The Government published the updated guidelines on the discretionary grants yesterday. The major change in this update is that you are not excluded from these grants if you are also eligible for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
The new guidelines are at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/887239/Local_Authority_Discretionary_Grants_Fund_-_guidance_for_local_authorities_-_version_2.pdf.
I also hope in the next week to advise you of the Mid Sussex local guidelines as this is a discretionary scheme – businesses within Mid Sussex DC can register for this discretionary grant now at www.grantapproval.co.uk.
You will need to register (or log in again if you registered for the business rates grants) . On the right-hand side of the web page you will see Businesses who have property related Expenses. Under this is a button (Information about the scheme can be found here). Please sign up for information here (ensure Mid Sussex DC is in the box and click on the Sign Me Up). The website will keep you informed and update you.
Mr Kevin Stewart, FIRRV, MAAT, MCMI
Business Unit Leader Revenues and Benefits
Mid Sussex District Council