Following our discussions along with the ones I have had with the Treasury, a few weeks ago it was announced that funding was secured for a Discretionary Fund scheme, which would be administered by our local councils for those businesses who need additional support during this period. I thought you would be interested in the details so your business could make an application if necessary, or you could pass it on to anyone you know who runs a business locally and might be interested. Grants are awarded up to £10,000 or, in exceptional circumstances, £25,000.
In our area, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council are inviting submissions until 5pm on 10 June 2020. This does not leave long to make an application so please do so if you are eligible. All the details are available on their website here.
For those businesses located in Sevenoaks District, the District Council are inviting submissions until 12 June 2020. All the details are available on their website here.
Please let me know if you have any questions, as I am in touch regularly with both Councils about supporting our local businesses.
Tom Tugendhat MP
Member of Parliament for Tonbridge and Malling