Business grant schemes

COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

On 15 December 2021 the Government announced new business rate funding covering April 2021 - March 2022 only, directed at ratepayers, who have been affected by the pandemic and have been unable to adequately adapt to that impact and are not eligible for other reductions in their business rates as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

On 31 January 2022, Elmbridge published its Covid Additional Relief Fund discretionary scheme for trading businesses in occupation of a fixed rated property where the main use is broadly:

Factories /Workshops /Warehouses /Storage / Residential Retreats and Study Centres/ Kennels and Catteries / Stables/ Car Washes.

Awards can only be made to reduce the chargeable business rates in 2021/22.  

This discretionary scheme closed on 15 March 2022, you will be notified about the outcome of your application by 31 March 2022.  Keep checking here for updates about any new discretionary schemes.

More information about the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant for business rate payers

On 21 December 2021, Government announced the introduction of grant support for hospitality and leisure businesses in England in recognition that the rise of the Omicron variant means that some businesses are likely to struggle over the coming weeks.

Applications closed on 15 March, payments for validated applications will be made no later than 31 March 2022.

More information about the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant for business rate payers.

Additional Restrictions Grant - Omicron

On 21 December 2021, the Government announced a further £102 million (nationally) would be made available for local authorities through a top-up to the Additional Restrictions Grant to support businesses severely impacted by the rise of the Omicron variant.

Applications closed on 15 March, payments for validated applications will be made no later than 31 March 2022.

More information about the Additional Restrictions Grant - Omicron.

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