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Coronavirus: More funding for Craven businesses on the way

Coronavirus: More funding for Craven businesses on the way

Published by Harry Long at 2:10pm 15th May 2020. (Updated at 6:45am 17th May 2020)

Craven District Council is drawing up plans to help more businesses in the district get funding to help recover from the coronavirus lockdown.  

  • More businesses in Craven are going to get funding to help them recover from the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • Grants can be of  £25,000, £10,000 -  or any amount under £10,000.  
  • 1,733 firms in the area have benefited so far.  

The council's already paid out more than £20m to hundreds of businesses.  

Grants can be of  £25,000, £10,000 -  or any amount under £10,000.  

Craven District Council is now drawing up an 'approved local policy' so more businesses can access the funding.   

1,733 businesses have benefited so far under the original grant scheme which began at the start of April 2020. 

Craven District Council offices
Craven District Council

Councillor Richard Foster, Leader of Craven District Council, said:

"We have been asking the Government to help support those businesses that were not eligible for the original Government funding scheme, and it is good news that guidance on this has now been issued to us.

"We will make payments as quickly as possible to support struggling businesses and anticipate that the first payments made under the scheme will be received by businesses by early June.

"However the Government has made it clear that Councils must draw up and publish a properly approved local policy. We must be fair and reasonable in allocating these discretionary payments. 

"We will be drawing up this policy as quickly as possible as we know that many businesses within Craven are desperate for help in this current crisis." 

You can find out more about the grants here.