Council launches another funding scheme to help businesses affected by pandemic

Trafford Council has launched a further funding scheme to help businesses badly affected by the Covid pandemic.

The COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) scheme is aimed at businesses ineligible for existing support linked to business rates in the 2021/22 financial year.The funding, which has been given to local authorities by the Government, is aimed at businesses impacted by the pandemic but outside of the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.

The application window for the CARF funding opened on March 1 and closes on March 31, 2022. To find out if your business is eligible for the funding, please go to our CARF webpage. Trafford Council has already handed out millions of pounds worth of funding to companies struggling to survive following covid and during the various lockdowns.

Cllr Tom Ross, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Finance and Governance, said:

“Hundreds of businesses across Trafford were hit really hard by the pandemic and many were left struggling to survive. The Council was quick to act and provided various forms of funding to help them get back on their feet.

We are proud of the fact we supported so many local businesses during the pandemic and are now pleased to be able to offer further help under the Government’s CARF scheme. I would urge any businesses eligible to apply as soon as possible.”

Businesses wishing to apply for funding from the CARF scheme should please go to: Apply for COVID-19 Additional Relief. The application form will be available until the window closes on 31 March 2022.

Posted on Friday 4th March 2022