Local Authorities - coronavirus grants

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What does this involve?

You can now apply for grants to help with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on your business. You have to meet certain criteria.

You can apply if you are:

  • a small business in receipt of the Small Business Bonus Scheme 
  • in receipt of Rural Relief
  • a hospitality, leisure or retail business  
  • eligible for the small business bonus scheme but in receipt of Nursery Relief, Disabled Relief, Business Growth Accelerator Relief or Fresh Start

You need to apply directly through your Local Authority

Am I eligible?

You can apply if you are:

  • a small business in receipt of the small business bonus scheme 
  • in receipt of rural relief
  • a hospitality, leisure or retail business  
  • eligible for the small business bonus scheme but in receipt of Nursery Relief, Disabled Relief, Business Growth Accelerator Relief or Fresh Start

Self-catering accommodation and caravans are eligible for a grant if they:

  • are a primary source of income for the ratepayer (one third or more), and
  • were let out for 140 days or more in financial year 2019-20

What does this cost?

There is no cost to apply.

How long does this take?

Councils will aim to make payment within 10 working days from receipt of a fully completed application.

Important information

Your local council will process your grant application. If you want an update on its progress you should contact them.

Next steps

Click on the links to your Local Authority (above) and apply. 

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