The second phase of a ‘successful’ grant scheme is set to be launched.

Northumberland County Council is preparing to launch the second phase of its Business Resilience Grant scheme, which is aimed at companies which are liable for business rates, but have not already received Local Restrictions Support Grants, the Restart Grant or Additional Restriction Grants.

The council has extended the BRG so that more mobile and home-based businesses can be supported, with the new grant is due to be launched in the opening weeks of May to replace phase one which closed for applications on Friday April 30.

Jay Willis, Executive Director of Finance at Northumberland County Council, said: “The Business Resilience Grant has been extremely successful in supporting many enterprises which were not eligible for the main Local Restrictions Support Grants.

“We are now preparing to launch a further phase of the scheme - supporting these businesses as restrictions begin to ease, and we will be promoting it widely as soon as all of the requirements of the application process are in place.”

Businesses who apply for the grant must be based in Northumberland, have been trading on April 1, and have not already received support through other available grants which can be seen on Northumberland County Council’s website.

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate that their business has been severely impacted by Covid-19 restrictions.

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