Businesses across England are being encouraged to apply for Small Business or Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grants before the schemes close.

The Government now expects final payments to have been made by 28 August with any remaining funds to be returned. Check with your local council for closing dates for this last round of applications, which may be as early as this week in order to allow time to process applications by the cut-off date.

If you would like to know more and learn if you’re eligible, speak to your local council for advice.

For advice about business grants, please call Richard Edge or Alex Orttewell on 01935 852170 or email