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In response to the challenges that have been brought about by COVID-19, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council (ANBC), in conjunction with the Department for Communities (DfC) and the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), are offering businesses the opportunity to apply for financial assistance.

Who can apply?
  • Independent private sector micro-businesses* trading from commercial premises.
  • Was trading on 15th March 2020 and has re-opened or commits to re-opening within a defined timescale (which will be a condition of any offer of funding);
  • Please note that only one grant per business address is eligible. Businesses previously receiving Council administered grants in response to Covid-19 are ineligible. Separate rates bills per business are required for properties occupying multiple businesses.
*A micro-business is defined as having less than 10 full-time equivalent employees, annual turnover of no more than £632,000 and a balance sheet of no more than £316,000.
 
A full-time job (equivalent to 1) is any employee working more than 30 hours per week and a part-time job (equivalent to 0.5) is any employee working between 16-30 hours per week.  Employees working less than 16 hours should have hours added together to determine the equivalent number of jobs available. If you need support to calculate your business size, please email revitalise@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk
 
The following sectors are ineligible to apply:
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Charitable / voluntary sector
  • Public buildings and services;

It is important to download and read the guidance notes before completing your application. 
Please note that applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis and the deadline for applications is 4pm on Monday 1st February 2021.

Application forms and any queries should be sent to revitalise@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

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