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Uppingham Covid Fund

Uppingham Covid Fund

Uppingham Town Council (UTC) is working with Rutland County Council (RCC) to ensure that the central govt. fund for the safe opening of retail businesses awarded to Rutland is spent effectively and efficiently for the support of businesses re-opening in Uppingham.

In addition to central govt. funding, Uppingham Town Council are offering additional support to Uppingham retail businesses via an Uppingham Covid Fund - Retail premises

The purpose of this fund is to enable sole proprietor retail businesses to apply for limited funds from UTC to gain some 'token' re-imbursement of expenditure necessary to enable their establishments to safely re- open and remain open for business as Govt. regulation allow.

The fund is capped at £5,000, and there is a maximum claim of £200 per business, one time claim only. As at 13th October 2020, £2000 remains in the Fund to be claimed by local businesses.

The deadline for applications for funding has been extended. Applicants for such funding should apply to the Clerk prior to 20 November 2020 indicating the nature of the expenditure and whether it is retrospective or planned. Alternatively an application form can be accessed via the link to this news item.

For auditing purposes applicants are required to affirm that the application will not breech the 'de minimus regulations' for State Aid for their business (a maximum total of 200,000 Euros support)

Posted: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 16:06 by The Clerk

Tags: Coronavirus, Town Hall