Discretionary grants: another round of funding

If you have not already been given support through the first round of funding that targeted small businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sector you may be able to obtain a discretionary grant from Dorset Council.

The funding is designed to help small businesses which did not meet the criteria for the first round of funding.

There will be a two-week window in which businesses can apply for the additional funding and as the number of applications is expected to exceed the available funding, businesses are encouraged to fill in the online form before the deadline at midnight, 14 June.

The grants do not need to be paid back and businesses that have already applied for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are eligible to apply as well as people who are eligible for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

Further details of the scheme and how to apply can be found on the Dorset Council website.