Local authorities are able to support small businesses with additional government funding. If your business receives small business rate relief (SBRR), rural rate relief (RRR) and tapered relief.

What help is being provided? 

The cash grant provides a one-off grant of £10, 000 to eligible businesses, to help with ongoing business costs.  Applications for the Small Business Grant will close on midnight 28th August 2020.

Am I eligible?

You will be eligible if:

1. Your business is based in England* AND

2. You are a small business and already receive SBRR AND

3. You are a business that occupies a property

Are there exclusions to the Small Business Grant Fund? 

If your business meets any of the following conditions - you are not eligible for this grant. 

  1. Properties occupied for personal uses. Examples of where there may be personal use include private stables and loose boxes, beach huts and moorings, storage.
  2. Car parks and parking spaces
  3. Businesses, from 11 March, were in liquidation or dissolved
  4. Businesses that are not ratepayers 

If you do not meet the conditions for the Small Business Grant Funding, you may be eligible for the alternative Leisure, Retail and Hospitality Grant. 

 More information on the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Businesses Grant

Before you fill in the online form for a Small Business Cash Grant: 

  1. You will need to enter your Business Rates account number
  2. If your business occupies more than one property- each premises will need their own form, with its own account number
  3. If you make any mistakes while completing a form, please discard and restart the form with the correct information

After the Business Rates Team has received your form, if eligible, you will receive the grant within ten working days. 

Complete an online form 

This form provides details the council do not hold on record - including bank details to send the funding to.  Applications for the Small Business Grant will close on midnight 28th August 2020. Applications completed after this date will not be considered. 

 Complete a form for the Small Business Grant Funding