COVID-19 and support for our businesses
'Support Our Shops' Grant Scheme
Businesses hit by the Covid-19 pandemic will receive a substantial financial boost from the Council as we urge residents to ‘Support Our Shops.’
Working with the UK government, Dartford Borough Council has so far pumped more than £15million into the local economy since the pandemic began.
Through the Support our Shops and Additional Restrictions Grants, the Council is now able to provide independent traders and hospitality businesses, including market stall holders, pubs and restaurants with a significant financial lift as they emerge from the latest lockdown.
The Council will make contact with all eligible businesses by mid-June, to be eligible businesses must have already applied for and received a restart grant.
COVID-19 Business Grant Support
Business support line
Our dedicated telephone support line for Coronavirus related issues is available Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. The service is delivered by the Kent and Medway Growth Hub. Telephone: 0333 360 2300
Outbreak management advice
What to do in the event of one or more confirmed cases of Coronavirus in your organisation or business:
Action Cards and resources for reporting an outbreak for different types of businesses / events / premises are now available.
Placing tables and chairs on public pavements
Apply to us for a licence to place tables, chairs and other temporary street furniture on public payments.
Government support schemes
The Government is delivering a range of schemes to support businesses affected by Coronavirus.
Operating as a hot food takeaway
The Government is allowing restaurants, cafes and pubs which do not currently offer delivery and hot food takeaway to do so.
Find out about operating as a hot food takeaway
Coronavirus advice for businesses
Other Key Links
- Funding schemes for sport and physical activity affected by COVID-19
- Support for those that are self-employed support scheme. In addition, the Government has pulled together FAQs relating to the scheme
- A new ‘support finder’ tool has been launched to help businesses and self-employed people across the UK to determine what financial support is available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The tool on gov.uk asks business owners and the self-employed to fill out a simple online questionnaire. Users are then directed to a list of all the financial support they may be eligible for. Read more about the tool here
- Information from our Environmental Health department regarding COVID-19