Exeter City Council is committed to supporting our local business community that has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. There is a small amount of funds remaining from the Additional Restrictions Grant, which will be used to support businesses located in Exeter that are suffering from exceptional hardship, as a result of Covid-19.
Some examples of the type of unavoidable business costs that may be causing exceptional hardship could be:
- Premise costs – rent, mortgage, insurance, maintenance;
- Non-government supported staff costs;
- Normal ongoing payments on equipment and assets;
- Unavoidable maintenance of assets;
- Finance costs;
- Business utilities – energy costs, Wi-Fi etc.
This fund is targeted at businesses in most need, with applications considered on a case-by-case and a first come first served basis, due to the many individual scenarios businesses are facing in Exeter.
The aim of the Exeter Business Exceptional Hardship Fund is to make a contribution to the survival of a viable Exeter business that has been directly impacted by Covid-19 and associated government restrictions, to help them to stay open and continue to serve their customers.
To request an application please email [email protected]