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

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

The government has announced that the Small Business Grant and Retail Hospitality and Leisure Grant will close on Friday 28 August 2020.  It is therefore essential that you request your grant before midnight on this closing date, as requests made after this date will not be processed.

Small Business grants

The government will provide grants of £10,000 to all accounts that were in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief on 11 March 2020. 

In order to access the grant, you must complete the grant request form.  Please remember to have your unique business rates reference number and business bank details to hand, and read the published Guidance for completing the Small Business Grant or Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant request forms .

Complete grant request     Request grant update

Please make sure you complete the form accurately and fully to avoid payment being withheld or claimed back at a later date.

Please note that if you have responsibility for multiple business properties, you will need to complete a separate request for each individual property.

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants

The government will provide grants to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with a rateable value of up to £51,000.  You can check your eligibility in the government’s webpage, or you can check your rateable value here.

Properties with a rateable value of up to £15,000 are eligible for a grant of £10,000.

Properties with a rateable value of between £15,001 and £51,000 are eligible for a grant of £25,000.

In order to access the grant, you must complete the grant request form.  Please remember to have your unique business rates reference number and business bank details to hand, and read the published Guidance for completing the Small Business Grant or Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant request forms .

Complete grant request      Request grant update

Please make sure you complete the form accurately and fully to avoid payment being withheld or claimed back at a later date.

Please note that if you have responsibility for multiple business properties, you will need to complete a separate request for each individual property.

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