CHESHIRE East Council has launched the third phase of the local discretionary grant scheme, which will close at 8am on Monday, August 17.

The council has already implemented a second phase of this grant scheme which closed on Friday, June 26.

The third phase seeks to support the remainder of businesses across the borough who failed to qualify for the first and second phase.

Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 may be awarded.

In line with government guidance, it is anticipated many grants will be below £10,000 to ensure the fund can benefit a larger number of businesses.

This revised policy has strict eligibility criteria including mandatory requirements set by government, which businesses will need to review before they apply.

Cllr Nick Mannion said: “We are actively encouraging all businesses across the borough to apply for the third and last phase of the discretionary grant fund.

"This is the last chance for eligible businesses to gain funding to aid their revenue, it is an opportunity not to be missed.

“Cheshire East is a desirable location for businesses and our towns are the hub of the community, we want to see these businesses thrive, to overcome the hardships of Covid-19."

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