Adur & Worthing Councils are receiving a large number of emails requesting grant information as well as general business advice. At the moment, the Councils are providing daily updates as to how things are progressing and the steps they are taking to administer these grants as soon as possible. To receive daily updates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
At the moment, they are in final testing mode but they expect to receive the grant money this week from the government. It is hoped the Councils’ will have a data validation form ready very shortly, in order to begin processing grant requests.
At the moment, they are unable to respond to individual emails requesting confirmation on how much grant will be paid to each business. This is because a due diligence process will need to be undertaken. The Councils are working on this now.
However, businesses can begin to undertake their own eligibility checks by reviewing the guidance here. Businesses should use this guidance to help identify what grant they are applying for. We would also like to draw your attention to Annex B which shows the information the Councils will require in order to confirm eligibility and subsequently pay the grant.
Please begin to have these details to hand for when the Councils request it, as this will help speed up the process.
All local authorities have been reminded that any claims paid, which are subsequently found to be ineligible, businesses will be required to repay the grant.