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New grant scheme for businesses

Published: 28/10/2020

Welsh Government and Flintshire County Council are continuing to work together to help businesses cope with the economic consequences of the coronavirus and the national firebreak lockdown in Wales.

There are two new grant schemes which offer financial support to all local businesses – grants of up to £5,000 are available to those businesses who are liable to pay business rates and up to £2,000 for all other local businesses. 

The purpose of the latest round of grants is to support businesses with immediate cash flow support. The grant schemes seek to complement other Covid-19 response measures to support businesses, social enterprises and charitable organisations in Wales. The grants are being administered by the Council and paid on a first come first served basis. The grant schemes will close for applications at 5pm on 20th November or when the fund is fully committed. 

Further information including on-line application forms are now available at www.flintshire.gov.uk/Businesssupportgrants 

Cllr Ian Roberts, Leader of the Council, said

“This is incredibly important grant funding which offers much needed help to support our local businesses.

We have been working with Welsh Government to ensure we get the latest grant schemes set up quickly – we expect the first payments will be made this week. Flintshire is a County of industrial and business innovation and excellence and these grants should help secure the future for many businesses.  I am pleased that we are playing our part in helping to support the local economy and protect jobs”.