Coronavirus - Government support for businesses

Coronavirus – Government Support for Business (as of 12 June 2020)

Darlington Borough Council is committed to supporting our local businesses. We are working closely with government, our partners, stakeholders and other organisations. We have put together this summary of important information to help you find the support you need.

Public safety is the top priority but we, and government, recognise that people will be concerned about the effect COVID-19 will have on their businesses and their workforce.

Darlington Business Discretionary Grant Scheme:

Thank you for your application, our team is working hard to review and assess what you have provided. To support your application, we might ask you for more evidence. This needs to reach us by  25 June. This is an important deadline, any requested information must reach us by this date. If it does not, we will be unable to progress your application.

Business Support Organisations

If you are concerned that your business will not be able to cover payment of taxes as a consequence of COVID-19, you can access advice and guidance via the Tax Helpline[external link] or on 0800 0159 559 

Darlington’s Business Investment Team can offer help with advice and guidance on how to access the business rates measures and grants. Please contact: [email protected]

Tees Valley Combined Authority has a simple and clear webpage that provides businesses with clarity in finding and applying for support.