To be eligible for a grant ranging from £1,000 to £25,000, you should not have qualified for any other grant, other than the furloughed Job Retention Scheme or the Self‐Employed Income Support Scheme.
In line with government requirements, the following business types will be prioritised for funding support:
Leader of West Devon Borough Council, Cllr Neil Jory, said: "In the first few weeks since we received details of the funding, we've paid out £241,500 to successful businesses.
"We want to support as many businesses as possible within the criteria set by government, including those food and drink hospitality supply chain and tourism related businesses within the Borough.
"If you think your business is eligible, then do please apply as soon as possible for funding before it's all gone."
Unfortunately, those not eligible for funding under this scheme include:
The Council will be checking all claims against previously approved grants, data held on file and with HM Revenue and Customs records. Any business caught falsifying their records to gain grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be reclaimed.
If a business believes it fits the criteria stated, they can apply for funding via the Council's website.
Please ensure you have the corresponding supporting documents at hand before you start the application, including bank statement for March this year, latest set of accounts, HMRC Self-assessment with a cash flow forecast. You may also need a Tenancy Agreement, if applicable.
Please take care when entering details and especially numbers; incorrect information provided could significantly delay your grant. Please check your bank account details carefully - we will not be able to pay a discretionary grant twice, so if you provide incorrect bank details, you may not receive the grant if we cannot reclaim the original payment.
To find out more and to apply for a Discretionary Grant, visit: www.westdevon.gov.uk/discretionarygrants
Issued: 24 June 2020