BUSINESSES across Shropshire have been handed a further boost with the launch of a new round of Discretionary Additional Restrictions Grants (DARG) funding.

Following the additional funding made available in the recent budget announcement a new round of DARG funding is available through Shropshire Council, which is accepting new applications.

DARG funding is available on a first come, first served basis and the scheme will remain open until Friday April 30 or only while funds available, which may result in an earlier closing date.

Business are being urged to apply as soon as possible as applications made after the closure date will not be considered.

A one-off grant of £2,500 is available for successful applicants.

This fund is open to businesses who are not able to access LRSG and Restart funding, and criteria of being mandated to close by Government or operate in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector or operate businesses within the events sector

If you have already been awarded a grant in previous rounds of DARG and meet the criteria above you do not need to apply again – but there will be some further information that you will need to provide.

You will receive a verification and declaration email from to the email address that you applied with that you must complete in order to access the grant.

Please check your junk email or clutter for this email that will be sent on or after April 19 and make sure you respond and provide the further information Government have now asked for as soon as possible.

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