Business rates and coronavirus

Updated Friday 3 July

Grants

Discretionary Grant Fund for businesses

On 1 May the Government announced an extension to the fund to aid small businesses with on-going fixed property-related costs. The Government has awarded £1.2 million to the Council to help businesses affected by COVID-19. The additional fund is aimed at small businesses who were not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund.

 The Council has published five discretionary grant schemes:

The Council may look to expand the scheme depending on the funding available from central government, keep checking here for updates.

Grants under all five of the discretionary grant schemes are considered State Aid - see the government website for more information.

Payment of Discretionary grants
Details submitted by   Expected payment of grant if validation is successful
19 July Midnight  28 July by end of the day

 

Small business grant and retail, hospitality and leisure grant fund

We have contacted all known eligible businesses and grants paid is now £23 million 

Payment of small business grants and retail, hospitality and leisure grants
Details submitted by   Expected payment of grant if validation is successful
8 July 8am  9 July by end of the day

 

Small business grant: You must be in receipt of small business rate relief.  Check your eligibility and how to apply for small business rate relief.  If eligible, we will then contact you about the grant.

Retail, hospitality and leisure grant: You must be eligible for the expanded retail discount 2020/21. Check your eligibility and how to apply for the expanded retail discount 2020/21.  Following this application, we will contact you to let you know about your eligibility for the grant.

Please see support for businesses for additional advice and support.

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