What is it?
If your business is in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector, you will receive a cash grant of up to £25,000 per property.
Businesses in these sectors with a property that has a rateable value of £15,000 and under may be eligible for a grant of £10,000.
Businesses in these sectors with a property that has a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000 may be eligible for a grant of £25,000.
Am I eligible?
You will be eligible if:
1. Your business is based in England*
2. Your business is in the retail, hospitality and/or leisure sector
3. Properties that will benefit from the relief will be occupied properties that are wholly or mainly being used:
- as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues
- for assembly and leisure
- as hotels, guest and boarding premises and self-catering accommodation
Businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or over are not eligible for this scheme.
How do I access it?
Eligible businesses will be contacted by their local authority, though some local authorities have decided to operate an applications process. Any enquiries on eligibility for, or provision of, the grants should be directed to the relevant local authority. To find your local authority, use this search tool.
When can I access it?
An early payment of £3.4 billion was made to local authorities on Friday 27th March 2020 to ensure grants would get to businesses as soon as possible.
Every local authority in England has now received the full amount of grant funding they need to support their local businesses. In most cases, local authorities will need to collect details from small businesses in order to be able to make payments. Local authorities will be in touch with all eligible businesses shortly.
Any enquiries on eligibility for, or provision of, the reliefs and grants should be directed to the relevant local authority. To find your local authority, use this search tool.