Applications open for £8,000 business grant on first-come, first-served basis

Applications for one-off grants of £8,000 are being accepted from eligible businesses in Moray.

Moray Council is administering the Discretionary Business Restart Grant, which could be available to those businesses paying Non-Domestic Rates that haven’t been able to access any funding since October 2020, with the exception of discretionary funding.

This fund operates on a first-come, first-served basis and closes once the allocated budget is spent. It’s aimed at mitigating the short-term financial challenges experienced by businesses impacted by restrictions since October 2020.

Eligibility criteria and how to apply are available on the Moray Council website.

Moray Council’s Head of Economic Growth and Development, Jim Grant, said: “We’re anticipating this fund could help tradespeople who have been restricted from entering people’s homes; garages and repair workshops; newsagents, takeaways and other retail with a reduced footfall; and kennels and catteries that have been restricted and business affected as a result.

“We expect to receive a large number of applications, so please include all supporting documentation, bear with us and do not chase applications – we will contact you as soon as we’re able to.”

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