COVID-19 Local Authority Grants

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What is the grant available for?

A £10,000 Small Business Grant is available to support small businesses who already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBBR).

A £25,000 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant is available to businesses operating from smaller premises, with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000.

Recipients eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund will not be eligible for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant. Recipients of the Small Business Grant and the Retail, hospitality and Leisure Grant will not be eligible for the Discretionary Grant fund.

 

Any eligibility criteria

A £10,000 Small Business Grant is available to support small businesses who already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBBR).

A £25,000 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant is available to businesses operating from smaller premises, with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000.

Who provides the grant?

District Councils and Unitary Authorities are contacting businesses in Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland who are eligible for these grants. If you feel that you are eligible for these grants but you have not heard from your Local Authority, you are encouraged to complete the online form to provide your details via the online form on your local authority website - see list below:

Boston Borough Council 

City of Lincoln

East Lindsey District Council

North Kesteven District Council

North Lincolnshire Council

North East Lincolnshire Council

Rutland County Council

South Holland District Council

South Kesteven District Council

West Lindsey District Council

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How to apply for the grant?

Please make sure you are completing the official online registration form that is located on the website of local authority which you pay your business rates to.  Please don’t complete any other forms, they will not be eligible.  

Information from required from the business owner;

  • VAT Registration Number
  • Company Name (As registered with Companies House)
  • Business Name (As registered with Companies House)
  • Title of recipient (Liable Person).
  • Surname and Forename of recipient (Liable Person)
  • Method of Payment
  • Bank Account – Name (in some cases this is the account of the applicant)
  • Business Bank Account Details (Sort Code and Account Number) NOT Personal Bank Account
  • Cope of a recent business bank account statement – to be uploaded
  • Building Society Roll Number
  • Business Address(es)
  • Business Rate Account Reference Number please do NOT to confuse this with the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) as this can create delays
  • Note to the  Self-employed please can you ensure the business name/liable person is the same as the name on your business rates account

If you have already completed a form on your local authority website you do not need to do anything else. Your Local Authority will be in touch.

The decision on the Discretionary Grant Fund, Business Rates Relief, Small Business Grant and Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant rests solely with the Local Authority and the Growth Hub has no influence over this decision.

Contact information:

District Councils and Unitary Authorities

Multiple - please see details in content

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