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Applications for Covid-19 emergency business fund open

A ROUND of Covid-19 support for businesses and sole traders that do not pay rates is now open for applications.

The discretionary Emergency Business Fund is part of a £120m package of support announced by the Welsh Government following the move to Alert Level 2.

The fund is to support businesses in the hospitality, tourism, retail, leisure sector or related supply chain businesses, including creative freelancers and taxi drivers.

More information about the fund and the application process can be found on the Pembrokeshire County Council website at: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/business-advice-and-support/emergency-business-fund-january-2022

Applications will close at 5pm on, February 14 2022. Businesses are asked to complete the application form carefully.

There are two grants available:

• Grant A:
A £1,000 cash grant payment for hospitality, tourism, retail and related supply chain businesses which do not employ anyone apart from the owner, and do not have a property. This includes qualifying sole traders, freelancers and taxi drivers.

• Grant B:
A £2,000 cash grant payment for hospitality, tourism, retail, leisure and related supply chain businesses who employ staff through PAYE (in addition to the owner).

Supply chain businesses are defined as a business that generates 60% or more of its sales revenue from businesses directly impacted by the restrictions.

The funding is intended to cover the business impact from the December 13 2021 to the February 14 2022.

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The Pembrokeshire County Council’s business support pages are at: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/business-advice-and-support

On the business support pages you will also find details of the NDR linked grant (which opened last week) and how to apply.