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Business Financial Support

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced £1 billion in support for businesses most impacted by Omicron across the UK on 21st December 2021.


COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund -CARF (for 2021/22)

On 25 March 2021 the government announced a new COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) of £1.5 billion to support those business rate payers affected by the pandemic but that are ineligible for existing support linked to business rates.

On 15 December 2021 the government published guidance on the operation of the fund and details of the funding allocation for each local authority


Apart from CARF above, all previous government funded covid related grant schemes administered by High Peak Borough Council are now closed.  

If you have any questions regarding previous (closed) schemes, please contact regeneration@highpeak.gov.uk 

You may wish to contact the D2N2 Growth Hub to enquire about future funding for your business.

Recovery Loan Scheme

The Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) provides financial support to businesses across the UK as they recover and grow following the coronavirus pandemic.

You can apply to the scheme if Covid-19 has affected your business. You can use the finance for any legitimate business purpose - including managing cashflow, investment and growth. However, you must be able to afford to take out additional debt finance for these purposes.

https://www.british-business-bank.co.uk/ourpartners/recovery-loan-scheme/


Data Matching - National Fraud Initiative 2020/21

High Peak Borough Council are participating in an exercise to promote the proper spending of public money.

We participate in the Cabinet Office's anti-fraud initiative, known as the National Fraud Initiative. For this initiative, we are providing details of Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF), Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF), and Local Authority Discretionary Fund (LADF) data so that it can be compared to information provided by other public bodies. This data will primarily be matched to identify possible cases of grant fraud. These exercises, therefore, help promote the best use of public funds.

You do not need to take any action. More information is available on this via our National Fraud Initiative webpage.


If you need to contact the council for help and advice during the current situation please Contact Regeneration