Braintree District Council has issued the first 1,500 grants to businesses facing financial difficulties as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic - paying out almost £17 million to struggling businesses so far.
A total of 2,557 grant application forms were sent out to businesses that met Central Government criteria. If you have been sent an application form and haven't sent it back yet, please return it as soon as you can.
Cllr Tom Cunningham, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure at Braintree District Council, said: “We know that businesses are in desperate need of this cash which is why we’ve been working hard on getting this money paid out as quickly as possible."
Businesses unsure about their eligibility for these grants can contact our Economic Development team via firstname.lastname@example.org for advice, help and support.
We understand the unprecedented situation we are in is a worrying time for residents and businesses.
We are committed to doing everything we can to support you all through this period.
If you are experiencing financial problems as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) there are options open to you: