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Current Local and National Business COVID Grant and Support Schemes

November 11, 2020 6:16 PM
Originally published by Tim Prater | Councillor for Sandgate & West Folkestone, Sandgate Village, Harvey West & Hythe East

Money ()The Kent and Medway Growth Hub Team have emailed businesses with a helpful review of the current financial support available for businesses, as below.

I've added some additional information from Folkestone and Hythe District Council on Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Businesses) below (in italics).

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Businesses)

Update from Tim:

Folkestone and Hythe District Council are currently hoping to get the application process for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Businesses) live by Friday 13th November, but this is subject to alteration. I'll add a link here as soon as its available.

Payments will only be released once the relevant checks have been undertaken. The Government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud. Any business caught falsifying its records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution. Any funding so issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error. The Council will be carrying out spot checks on businesses that have claimed the grant to ensure they are closed.

Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary)

Update from Tim:

Folkestone and Hythe District Council are still working on the criteria and application process for this grant as are other Councils, and there is no firm launch date yet.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough)


Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)


Bounce Back Loan "Top-up"

For help, information, or guidance on any of these schemes, one of the Kent and Medway Growth Hub Team Advisers can help. Call 03333 602 300 for a callback.