Small Business Grant Scheme
We are writing in case you are unaware of this scheme, under which clubs are potentially entitled to a £10,000 grant. The basic requirement is to be in England and in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Rates Relief (NB not to actually pay any rates). Please see the link below in particular items 6 & 11.
In theory, if you are eligible, you should not need to do anything to claim the grant and it should be forthcoming from your Local Authority (items 3 & 5). However it is obviously important that you are aware of the scheme should this not prove to be the case.
We are aware of one club which has already received £10,000 from this scheme. Please note that the Small Business Grant Scheme is entirely separate to the Business Rate Relief Scheme announced in the March budget. Clubs with a property with a rateable value should be aware of both schemes
-- Mark Suter Manager Croquet Association 01242 242318 www.croquet.org.uk