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Jun 5, 2020

Wheelers Words: Latest updates on COVID-19 Support

Discretionary Grant Business Support Fund

The Government made available additional grant funding for local councils to distribute amongst businesses in their area.

Fenland District Council have now released details on how their pot of money will be allocated. This is in addition to the Small Business Grant Funds and the Retail and Leisure grants announced back in April. If you are eligible for one of those grants you will not qualify for these new funds. It is likely that the criteria in each district will vary and it is essential you apply to the local council where your business is based. Applications close on 22nd June, so it is essential you make your claim as soon as possible.

The initial grant will be £2,500 but this could rise to a maximum of £10,000 for eligible businesses, which are split into five categories. Full details can be found at

The five categories of eligible businesses are:

  1. Businesses in shared offices or other flexible workspaces
  2. Market traders
  3. Bed and Breakfast businesses
  4. Small charity properties
  5. Local economic priorities

You must also meet two of the following criteria:

  1. No more than 50 employees
  2. Turnover not more than £10.2 Million
  3. Balance sheet total not more than £5.1 Million

King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough council has similar criteria and they have eligibility checker on their website at

South Holland District Council information can be found at the following web address

Please contact us if you need any help with your application.

Wheelers office update

We are pleased to announce that from Monday 8th June our reception area will be open to clients to drop off or pick up records between 9.00 and 1.00 every day. We will not be holding meetings in the office with clients for the time being, but as social distancing rules become further relaxed to enable people to meet indoors this will be reviewed.

The office landline number will still be diverted to a mobile number until we are certain that we will be able to continue with reception open full time. A skeleton staff will be returning over the next week or so, which we hope to increase further by the end of the month.

Thank you to you all for your patience whilst we have adapted to homeworking, we hope to return to some sort of normal soon!