What is it & are you eligible?
The Small Business Grant Scheme is a one-off coronavirus grant worth up to £10,000 (up from the £3,000 announced in the March Budget).
This will be made available to small businesses that currently pay “little or no business rates” to help meet their ongoing business costs. You will be eligible if:
- Your business is based in England
- Your business occupies property
- Your business is receiving Small Business Rate Relief OR Rural Relief as of 11th March 2020
How to access the Grant support
You do not need to do anything, local authorities will write to all eligible companies in the coming weeks. Funding for the scheme will be provided to local authorities by the government in early April.
The grant is accessed through your local authority’s portal, which are going live across the country.
Each Local Authority will present an online verification portal. This process will inform you of your eligibility and allow you the opportunity to update all of your required details.
Find your local authority & make a claim...
If your portal has not yet gone live, check your local authority webpage periodically.