Shropshire Council

COVID-19 extension grant - terms and conditions

Privacy notice

Who we are

  • Shropshire Council is the local government authority for Shropshire. Our address is: Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.
  • You can contact our data protection officer on 01743 252774 or by email at: request@shropshire.gov.uk

How do we collect information from you and for what purpose?

  • We collect information from you when you complete this form for the purpose/s of administering the Covid-19 grant schemes.
  • We process the data provided by you for the purposes of administering the scheme and fulfilling our contract with you to provide the relevant funding and support.

Who do we share this information with?

We may share your information with the following third parties for the reasons detailed;

  • Internally with other departments as necessary
  • Statutory agencies, such as National Fraud Authority – We may share your information with statutory agencies in line with our legal obligations and/or in completion of our public tasks.
  • We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
  • Your data will be retained in line with our retention schedule, which can be found here: https://shropshire.gov.uk/privacy

Further information

State Aid

This extension cash grant is Government funded and is given as de minimis aid under the De Minimis Regulation (COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid[1] or Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak published on 19 March 2020.

In addition, this grant fund has been made available to businesses that occupy premises that are not subject to business rates being paid directly by the Applicant, or those in receipt of  small business rate relief.  If you have been offered a discretionary grant of £10,000 or under  as de minimis aid, you can only receive up to €200,000 over a three-year period. If you have been offered a discretionary grant of up to £25,000, you can only receive up to €800,000 under the Temporary Framework (other conditions also apply). This may be particularly relevant to those premises that are part of a large chain, where the cumulative total of grant funding received could exceed these thresholds.

This award shall comply with the EU law on State aid on the basis that, including this award, the applicant undertaking shall not receive more than €800,000 in total of de minimis aid within the current financial year or the previous two financial years. The de minimis Regulations 1407/2013 (as published in the Official Journal of the European Union L352 24.12.2013) can be found at: https://ec.europa.eu/competition/state_aid/legislation/de_minimis_regulation_en.pdf

Declaration

  • The statements, information you have provided in support of this application are accurate and true.
  • Shropshire Council reserves the right to reclaim any money, which has been paid as a result of fraudulent or misleading claims. This can include if you have failed to declare that you are in receipt of other government funding related to Covid-19, specifically but not limited to the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF), Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant and Dairy Hardship Fund.
  • Shropshire Council will keep your data for 6 years, in accordance with the requirements of grant schemes.

By completing this application form, you declare that the total aid received under this scheme does not exceed the relevant temporarily increased threshold of €800,000 and that you meet the relevant State Aid requirements. More information on State Aid can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/state-aid