Grants to support local businesses
A total of 294 grants with a combined value of £3,285,000 have been handed out across Angus to local businesses by the Council through the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus Business Support Fund.
271 of those have been grants of £10,000 and 23 have been grants of £25,000 with Angus Council’s finance staff working hard to turn applications around as quickly as possible in recognition of the vital support they provide to local business.
Angus Council Deputy Leader and Finance Convener Angus Macmillan Douglas said: “Businesses across Angus are hard hit by Covid 19 and that includes the worry this situation causes to hard working employees.
“I am so pleased that Angus Council, with help from government, has already handed out nearly 300 grants to local enterprises totalling well over £3 million. That is a tremendous response and there is more to come.”It is fair to say that the team are extraordinarily busy at present processing applications and issuing grants. If you have submitted a grant application, please wait for the team to be in touch – they will contact you to tell you the outcome of your request or to ask for further information.
Sending in follow-up emails only serves to distract the team from the primary task of making decisions on applications and issuing grants
Information, including a business support fund application, can be found on our Coronavirus outbreak: business updates webpage.
The grants will be available on the condition that
the property is each ratepayer’s primary source of earnings.
· the property is let for 140 days or more in the financial year 2019/20.
·Applicants will be required to provide evidence of this, and grants will be restricted to one per ratepayer
In addition Angus Council has launched a new digital form to replace the pdf version to make applying easier and reduce the number of incomplete forms submitted
STOP PRESS: A further 150 grants were scheduled for payment within the last 24 hours.