BUSINESSES in the county are being urged to take advantage of grants being made available by the Welsh Government.

The Lockdown Discretionary Grant and the Lockdown Non Domestic Grant are there to support businesses with immediate cash flow support to help them survive the economic consequences of the 'firebreak' in Wales.

This includes supporting the costs of retaining staff where appropriate.

The grant seeks to complement other Covid-19 response measures to support businesses, social enterprises and charitable organisations in Wales.

The application process is being launched across Wales on Wednesday, October 28.

Businesses in Denbighshire are encouraged to visit the council’s website: from that date where the most up to date information about applying for the grants and the funding available will be found.

Cllr Hugh Evans, leader of Denbighshire and cabinet lead member for the Economy, said: “We have been pressing on Welsh Government to provide a financial package of support for businesses being affected by on-going restrictions.

“It is hitting the national economy hard and the position is no different in Denbighshire. We’ve heard that from the businesses directly and many are desperate for some form of financial support that will help ease the financial burden.

“That is why we are encouraging businesses to visit the council’s website from Wednesday where there will be details about eligibility criteria and get applying for financial support without delay, to see whether the support can help them survive and continue operating."

The application fund will close at 5pm on November 20 or when the fund is fully committed.