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Last chance to claim Business Restrictions Grants

March 26, 2021

Mid Sussex District Council is urging local businesses to submit their applications for the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions grants before the end of the month.

The deadline to apply for most business support schemes is midnight on Wednesday 31 March and it’s vital that Mid Sussex businesses apply for the financial support they are entitled to, before it’s too late. The District Council is distributing the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions grants to Mid Sussex businesses that have been adversely affected by the pandemic. Any business that has been mandated to close by the Government since 5 November 2020 is entitled to support and can apply at Businesses that have remained open but have experienced a significant drop in income as a result of Covid-19 can also apply for financial support through a discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant. The current funding window for this also closes on the 31 March. Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards, Leader of Mid Sussex District Council said: “There is around £10million of Business Support Grant money that the Council is holding for local businesses who have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “This funding that remains to be claimed is ring-fenced, it can’t be used by the Council for any other purpose, and if it’s not spent supporting Mid Sussex businesses then it must be sent back to the Government.

“Time is now running out to ensure that money reaches all the local businesses that need it because the deadline for applications is 31 March at midnight. If you have a business that has been negatively affected by Covid-19, and you haven’t yet claimed the grants that you’re entitled to, please go to “If you’ve been forced to close your business after 5 November 2020, you can claim for a number of different grants. If you need any help, or you have any questions, please email our team at or visit our webpage at “This is the last chance for local business to claim this vital Business Support, please don’t let the opportunity go to waste.”

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