Latest advice on business support - Covid-19 crisis

The Government has issued advice to employers and businesses on support that could be available to them during the current crisis.

The last date for submitting applications for the Small Business Grant, Retail, Hospitality Grant & Discretionary Grant is 16th August 2020.

Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund

Businesses in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief, Rural Rate Relief and Expanded Retail Discount may be eligible for a grant through either the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. Please read the guidance carefully and complete the application below. 

PLEASE NOTE - the link will ask you if you want to create an account, please scroll to the bottom and click "or continue without an account" to proceed. We will aim to make payment within 10 working days.

Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund

Further information

If your business is not able to access this fund you may be eligible under the Local Authority Discretionary Fund.

Local Authority Discretionary Business Grant Fund

Small and micro businesses not eligible for the small Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant Fund may be eligible for support through the discretionary Fund. please read the eligibility criteria carefully and if you business fits within the criteria then complete the application form below.

Discretionary Business Grant Application



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