Monmouthshire Council is urging businesses affected by the coronavirus to apply for a business grant without delay.
The council said it is aware that many businesses are not making the most of the support that is there for them.
Council Leader Peter Fox had this advice for businesses in the county.
In a statement the council said:
“If you own a business registered under the non-domestic rates scheme (NDR) in Monmouthshire you should be registering for a business grant NOW. A number of those who have successfully registered are already in receipt of the funds. Unless you fill in the online form, you will not receive the help you could be eligible for.
“If you come under the Small Business Rates Relief, and you currently don’t pay business rates, you are still eligible to register for the grants.
“Welsh Government business grants are available in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is estimated that up to 2,000 potentially eligible firms in Monmouthshire are yet to fill in the online registration form.
“The grants (which will not need to be paid back) of £10,000 and £25,000 are being administered by Monmouthshire County Council and grants will be processed as soon as possible.
“These grants will not automatically be paid to you. We need your details, so register online.”
Fiona Wilton, owner of Monmouthshire Cottages, applied early for a grant and got it within days. She explained how easy it was to make an application.
If you have a business or know of a business that could be eligible, please act now, Monmouthshire Council said. To find out more visit the Monmouthshire Council business page