Financial support still available for Brighton & Hove businesses

Brighton & Hove City Council is working hard to ensure that businesses in the city get vital financial support they are entitled to during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since the government announced its grants scheme for small businesses, the council has paid out £63 million to more than 4,600 businesses in the city – and is still working through applications as they are received. These grants do not have to be paid back.

However, despite contacting every business they believe to be eligible for a grant, it’s estimated there are still up to 800 businesses which might be eligible and have yet to apply.

“Making sure our small businesses get the support they need is an absolute priority,” said Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, Councillor Nancy Platts. “These small business grants do not need to be paid back. They are available for all eligible businesses to help them keep afloat through the Covid-19 crisis.

“We urgently need businesses to claim so that we can ask government whether we can use any remaining money for businesses that have so far fallen between the cracks of the various government schemes.”

If you think you are eligible for a grant, please submit you details to Brighton & Hove City Council, using their secure business grants portal at: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/covid-business-support

NEWS – BN1 Magazine