Request a Small Business Grant or Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant

The council is responsible for administering government grants and making payments to businesses.

Small Business grants

The application window for this grant has now closed.

If you have already applied for this grant are eligible and have not yet received payment, you can check on the status of your application by requesting an update..  You will need your unique business rates reference number to hand.

   Request grant update

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants

The application window for this grant has now closed.

If you have already applied for this grant are eligible and have not yet received payment, you can check on the status of your application by requesting an update. You will need your unique business rates reference number to hand.

  Request grant update

Government grants and State aid

The existing State aid rules apply to the Small Business Grant permitting De Minimis aid, meaning applicants can receive up to €200,000 of aid within a three-year period.   Where this threshold has or would be reached by accepting the grant, a business can receive the grant under the EU Commission’s new Covid-19 Temporary Framework published on 19 March (provided the applicable conditions are met).

The Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant is given as aid under the Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current Covid-19 outbreak published on 19 March 2020.

If you have been offered a grant under the Temporary Framework, you can only receive up to €800,000 under the Temporary Framework (you must also confirm that you were not an undertaking in distress on 31 December 2019).

Further details on State aid can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/state-aid