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Discretionary Business Fund

Applications are now open. You need to be quick as the closing date is the 22nd June 2020.

The grant is aimed at those small and micro businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs that have suffered demonstrable hardship as a result of the pandemic and which were not eligible for any other Government grant.

Businesses must be small, have under 50 employees, be able to demonstrate that they have seen a significant drop in income due to coronavirus restriction measures, and were trading on 11 March 2020.

  • Priorities will be given to small businesses in shared spaces
  • Small charity properties that would meet the criteria for Small Business Rates Relief
  • Bed and breakfasts that pay Council Tax rather than business rates.

The closing date for applications is 17:00, Monday, 22 June, and the Council anticipate that the first payments will be received by eligible businesses by the end of June.

For more information please contact Hart District council on 01252 622122 or apply via their website at