Charity-run shops, sports premises and community centres are set to benefit from a new £10,000 business support grant scheme.

The scheme, which is being established by Welsh Government, will be available to eligible organisations which have properties within the retail, leisure and hospitality sector with a rateable value of £12,000 or less.

The funding is being provided to help them respond to the financial challenges of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Applications will be restricted to a maximum of two properties within the county borough area, and it will not be available to organisations that have already received a £10,000 grant from the Economic Resilience Fund (ERF).

Organisations who have received less than £10,000 in ERF funding can still apply, but the amount will have to be deducted from the small charities grant.

The Deputy Leader, Cllr Hywel Williams, said:

“The small charities grant will be administered by local councils and we are currently setting up the applications process for Bridgend County Borough, so look out for more news about this soon.

“With more than £26.5m financial support already provided to businesses, I’m sure that this additional funding is going to be of huge benefit to local charity-run shops, sports premises and community centres alike.”

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