What is it?
The Government is providing additional funding for local authorities to support small businesses that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBRR), rural rate relief (RRR) and tapered relief. This will provide a one-off grant of £10,000 to eligible businesses to help meet their ongoing business costs.
Am I eligible?
You will be eligible if:
1. Your business is based in England* AND
2. In receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief as of 11 March AND
3. You are a business that occupies property
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.