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07/06/2022- Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) now open

The Government has launched the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) to support those businesses affected by the pandemic who are ineligible for previous related COVID 19 reliefs in the 2021/22 financial year.

The fund replaces the right to request a reduction in business rates from the Valuation Office Agency on the grounds that COVID-19 has been a material change in circumstances which makes the rateable value of the property inaccurate.

On 7 April 2022 the Council agreed the adoption of a COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund Policy. CARF is a relief awarded at the discretion of the Council. The full policy document can be found here.

For more information on eligibility please visit Sefton Council

The application window for this grant is open 1st – 30th June 2022.