Council pays nearly £325k to over 200 Eastleigh Borough businesses

Eastleigh Civic offices

More than 200 Businesses in Eastleigh Borough have benefited from almost £325,000 in financial support following a second period of closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The national Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) scheme is being paid out by Eastleigh Borough Council. It supports businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises, but were required to close due to lockdown restrictions imposed by the government.

A business may be eligible if it occupies property on which it pays business rates to Eastleigh Borough Council, has been required to close because of the formal publication of local restrictions guidance on Thursday 5 November and has been able to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises.

Businesses that are required to close but do not pay business rates may be eligible for funding at the discretion of the local council, as may businesses not required to close but which are severely impacted.

Cabinet Member for Economy, Councillor Derek Pretty, said:

‘We’re really pleased to be able to offer more financial support to businesses affected significantly by this second lockdown. It’s important that businesses apply for this grant so that we’re able to distribute the maximum  amount of money to people in the Borough in need of help during this challenging time.’

Applications are open to businesses which have a business rates rateable value, if you think your business is eligible you can apply for a grant at: https://www.eastleigh.gov.uk/business/coronavirus-business-support/financial-support