Applications reopened for the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund

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South Cambridgeshire District Council are accepting applications for the discretionary COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

This is a second chance for local companies to apply, to make sure that the funds benefit as many businesses as possible. Please note that previous applicants do not need to apply and will be contacted separately. 

The fund provides additional business rates relief to support rate-paying businesses that were affected by the pandemic during the financial year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, but weren’t eligible for previous business rates linked support. 

Under this scheme they will not award relief: 

  • to ratepayers who would have been eligible for Extended Retail Discount (covering Retail, Hospitality and Leisure), or Nursery Discount 
  • where the premises was unoccupied. Premises that were temporarily closed due to government advice on COVID-19, may still apply 
  • unless ratepayers can prove they have been adversely affected by the pandemic and have been unable to adequately adapt to that impact. 

Applications close on 31 July 2022. Payments will be made by 30 September after all applications have been assessed. 

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