Local authority support
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In addition to a number of Coronavirus support packages administered by central Government and associated partners, Oxfordshire businesses can also benefit from specific schemes overseen by the county’s local authorities.
Here is a summary of the current support available through the county's local authorities.
Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund
Discretionary Grant Funds are overseen by our local authority partners across Oxfordshire. This latest batch of funding will allow businesses - who have previously missed out on grant funding - to receive crucial support during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Here are direct links to our local authorities' discretionary grants fund pages:
Small Business Grants Fund
Organisations in-receipt of small business rate relief, or rural rate relief, can make use of grants of £10,000 through the Small Business Grants Fund. Businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors with business properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000 are eligible for grants of up to £25,000 through the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme.
We therefore encourage businesses to consult with your respective local authorities.
Here are direct links to our local authorities business support pages:
Reopening High Streets Safely Fund
Councils in England will benefit from a new £50 million fund to prepare for the safe reopening of high streets and other retail spaces. This new money will support practical measures so businesses can re-open quickly when they are allowed to, staff get back to work and customers return to shops confident it is safe.
Further Government information:
Call the Government's business support helpline for further business-specific support:
0800 998 1098
Call the Department for Education Coronavirus helpline for education and children's social care-related queries:
0800 046 8687