The second round of applications for the Discretionary Business Grant Fund are now open, with a share of £1.5 million available.

Under the scheme, grants are available to support business which meet all of the following criteria:

• small and micro businesses;
• relatively high ongoing fixed property-related costs;
• can demonstrate the business has suffered a significant fall in income due to the covid-19 crisis;
• the business occupies property, or part of a property, with a rateable value, annual rent or mortgage payments below £51,000

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 9 July at 4pm.