Extra help for businesses to cover Covid-19 losses

We are currently accepting applications under the Exceptional Hardship, Business Adaptation and Self-employed schemes.

Following a recent review, the council expanded the Additional Restrictions Grant so that it can support more businesses through these schemes:

  • Exceptional Hardship Scheme: Aimed at micro, small and medium sized businesses, this is designed to help businesses that are still currently trading but have suffered a significant downturn in income, as well as businesses that have been mandated to close by the government.
  • Business Adaptation Grant: This will allow businesses to access funds to cover expenses such as training or upskilling new staff, expansion of an existing business or costs associated with adaptation as a result of the pandemic such as diversification into online retail or making the property Covid-compliant.
  • Providing support to the self-employed, such as gardeners and taxi drivers, as well as companies that have not had access to other government support schemes.

Applications close at 23:59 on Sunday 28 March.

For full details of the schemes visit here
www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/community/covid-19/businesses/.