Business grants available during coronavirus

Apply for a discretionary Business Support Top-Up Grant for your business.

Business Support Top-Up Grant 

If your business is still struggling with financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can apply for a discretionary grant from us. You will need to show that you have had at least a 50 per cent decrease in income between January, February and March this year and the same three months in 2020. 

The grant is for up to £3,000 and is based on the rateable value of your business premise. If it is not within the business rates system, the grant will be based on your business' monthly fixed costs. 

It does not matter if you have previously received an Additional Restrictions Grant or Local Restrictions Support Grant from us. 

We will take into account any previous business grants you may have received, when we look at your loss of income. However, business interruption loans are not included.  

Your business must have fewer than 250 employees across the overall business. 

Pubs, restaurants and cafes 

You can also apply for this Business Support Top-Up Grant, if you have a pub, restaurant or café and you have, or are looking to open an outdoor seating area. The grant can also be used to help provide a Covid-secure indoor area at the venue.  

You must have a valid licence for your pub, restaurant or café. All your works carried out or planned, must also be complaint with our requirements, including for planning and licensing. 

Make an application 

Please use the button below to make your application: 

Apply for a Business Support Top-Up grant

Shortly after completing your application form, we will email you a request for further information, so it would be helpful to have this available: 

  • Bank statements for your business for January, February and March 2021, and the same three-month period for 2020 
  • Details of all previous business grants that you have received 
  • For pubs, restaurants and cafes only - proof of expenses for providing outdoor seating areas or Covid-secure indoor areas

You must send to us all the information that we request from you, before we can consider your application is complete. 

Deadline for applications 

The deadline for applying for this grant is 12 August. We will not consider any applications after this date. 

Additional Restrictions Grant policy

The Business Support Top-Up Grant is part of our Additional Restrictions Grant scheme. 

Please read the pdf icon Additional Restrictions Grant policy [270kb] for all details of this grant scheme, including the excluded businesses. 

If you have any questions, please contact our business rates team using the details on this page. 

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