Richmondshire District Council

Business grants uptake

A massive 700 Richmondshire businesses have contacted the council to supply the required information needed to provide small business grants due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The district council launched its online grants service for small business rate relief, rural rate relief and retail, hospitality and leisure grants on Friday. Over the weekend around 20% of the eligible businesses had applied. That had risen to 39% or 694 businesses by this afternoon (Tuesday March 31), with 72% of those forms already verified for payment.

These are now being processed by the authority’s team ready to pay out when the government cash is released – that is expected to be later this week.

The council estimates there are around 1800 district based businesses able to receive help.


To register for any of the above grants please complete our online business grant COVID-19 application form.

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