Community run groups in Richmondshire may be able to receive coronavirus business grant aid, district council officials say.
The Government has clarified that organisations such as community centres, halls, sports clubs, scout/guide groups may be eligible for a grant under the retail, leisure and hospitality scheme if they meet the criteria
For a grant to be considered the premises used by the organisation must be assessed for business rate purposes and a business rate bill will have been issued to them as ratepayers.
To submit forms with additional information organisations are asked to follow one of the links below – they will require their business rates accounts information:
- Community organisations entitled to Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief as at 11 March 2020 are able to receive a grant of £10,000: https://selfservice.richmondshire.gov.uk/renderform.aspx?t=1246&k=1BC08789164713643361948DB6A5648452DF198D
- Community organisations in receipt of a retail discount under the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant with a rateable value of less than £51,000 are able to receive a grant of up to £10,000 and for those community organisations with a rateable value of greater than £15,000 but less than £51,000 a grant of £25,000: https://selfservice.richmondshire.gov.uk/renderform.aspx?t=1246&k=1BC08789164713643361948DB6A5648452DF198D .