Somerset West & Taunton Business Revitalisation Grant

Covid-19 Support

 

Businesses in the Somerset West & Taunton area may be able to benefit from a Business Revitalisation Grant. 

 

Somerset West and Taunton Council have launched a Business Revitalisation Grant today (Wednesday 13 October) for businesses that took the brunt of Covid-19 restrictions this year.

 

Grants of up to £10,000 are available as a boost for key businesses impacted by Covid-19 restrictions throughout the year.

 

The fund is aimed at businesses in any sector that have 15 or more employees. The key qualifying criteria is as follows;

The business must:

  • Be a business ratepayer in the Somerset West and Taunton area on premises with a rateable value of £15,001 or more
  • Employ at least 15 people
  • Demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in turnover because of Covid-19 restrictions between 31 December and 12 April

 

Somerset West & Taunton are particularly keen to hear from businesses who found it difficult to access support in proportion to their business losses during the lockdown restrictions earlier this year and businesses which are still struggling to operate at fully capacity following the restrictions.

 

Full details of the scheme and application forms can be found https://www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/businessrevitalisationgrant/

 

Applicants will ned to apply via the online form. The application window is open from Wednesday 13 October and is expected to close at 5pm on Monday 1 November 2021.