Business support

The Council has been working hard to administer the various grant schemes for businesses in North Somerset and I have assisted a few local businesses with their claims. 

So far (as at 27th July) we have processed 3,354 grants and paid out £40.6m, which is 99% of the expected payments

Those schemes come in the form of a small business grant fund and a retail, hospitality and leisure grant fund. Grants are between £10,000 and £25,000 depending on circumstances.

Use this form to apply for a Small Business Grant.

There is a round-up of the grant schemes and other measures in place to support businesses and employers here

DISCRETIONARY GRANT

Additionally, small businesses in North Somerset, which have yet to receive financial support during the COVID-19 crisis, can apply for additional funding following an announcement from central Government. A grant of £2.1 million has been awarded to North Somerset Council as part of a new Government Discretionary Grants Fund.

We have so far paid £576,000 in discretionary grants to 216 businesses

To provide support to as many businesses as possible the discretionary grants, which the council will award, will be capped to a maximum of £5,000.

Applications for a Discretionary Grant close at midnight on Sunday 9th August.

For more detail please refer to the Small Business Grants Discretionary Fund  document for information on the grant as it relates to North Somerset only.