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Small business support grants

The application process for small business grants is closed at midnight on Thursday 27 August 2020. We are unable to accept new applications.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government announced that it would provide business grant funding to some small businesses.

Read more about the Government's business support grant funding for businesses

Frequently asked questions about small business support grant funding

Apply for a business support grant

Scheme 1: Small businesses eligible for small business rate relief or rural rate relief will qualify for a grant of £10,000.

Apply for a retail, hospitality and leisure grant

Scheme 2a: Providing a grant of £10,000 to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with a rateable value up to £15,000.

Scheme 2b: Providing a grant of £25,000 to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses operating from smaller premises, with a rateable value over £15,000 and below £51,000.

Grant conditions

State aid rules apply to the above schemes, and on the application form a declaration must be made that you have not received more than €800,000 in state aid over a rolling three year period. If you have received more than €800,000 over the last three years then you are not entitled to a grant.

Any grant paid is for the business rates payer, if the recipient of the grant is not the ratepayer on 11 March 2020, we may take action to recover the amount of the grant.