June 17, 2024

Eligible businesses need to apply for the latest Emergency Business Fund as automatic payments are scrapped

Denbighshire County council would like to remind businesses impacted by the latest coronavirus restrictions, to apply for the Welsh Government emergency business fund.

Previously during the pandemic some payments were sent to businesses automatically, however businesses now have to apply for payments.

Under the latest support package, further funding is available for businesses in Denbighshire who fall into one of the below categories;

  • Retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses who pay Non Domestic Rates are entitled for £2,000, £4,000 or £6,000 depending on their rateable value.
  • Sole traders, freelancers and taxi drivers can apply for £500 and businesses that employ people, but do not pay business rates can apply for £2,000 through the Discretionary Fund.

Businesses applying for funding will need to re-register their details through an online process with Denbighshire County Council to receive their payments.

To help businesses gauge the amount they are eligible for in advance, Business Wales has created an eligibility checker which can be found on their website.

Cllr Julian Thompson-Hill, the Council’s Lead Member for Finance, Performance and Strategic Assets, said: “We are working hard with Welsh Government to administrate this fund to all eligible businesses in Denbighshire, so we want to ensure that the application process is clear.

“We are encouraging every eligible business to apply for the funding. Anyone unsure can use the eligibility checker provided on the Business Wales website.”

To find out more or apply you can visit www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/coronavirus/emergency-business-fund-january-2022.aspx