Business Grant Officer
To assess and verify grant applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant. Make grant award
decisions in line with the Additional Restrictions Grant Policy. Ensure that all evidence and decisions are
properly recorded for compliance and audit purposes. Contact applicants to obtain any missing
information. Liaise with other Council services (e.g. Business Rates and Finance) to ensure payments
are made promptly. Ensure appeals and decision notices are communicated and dealt with effectively.
In this job you will 1. Undertake assessments of grant applications and recording of grant decisions on the grant monitoring log. 2. Ensure that grant applications are verified and assessed in an efficient and compliant manner. 3. Ensure that verification checks are made and that grant decisions comply with the grant scheme policy. Ensure all evidence for grant decisions are recorded properly for compliance and audit purposes 4. Liaise with other Council services to ensure that pre-payment verification checks are made, and payments are made to successful applicants. 5. Support the Grant Team Leader with the recording and reporting on key metrics such as number of grant applications received, assessed, awarded and paid. 6. Support the Grant Team Leader to ensure that decisions on grant awards or unsuccessful applications are sent out to applicants 7. Support the Grant Team Leader to ensure appeals against grant decisions are dealt with efficiently and effectively 8. Support the Grant Team Leader to ensure that enquiries from grant applicants, members and MPs are dealt with efficiently