Small Business Grant Funding for all businesses in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief (up to £15, 000 rateable value)

The following information is based on the information published as of 26 March.

The Small Business Grant scheme is aimed at shops, cafes, small traders operating from high street locations or offices and in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief.
One off grant of £10, 000.

Small Business Grant Scheme

The government will provide additional Small Business Grant Scheme 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.

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible if:

  • your business is based in England
  • you are a business that occupies property
  • you are receiving small business rate relief or rural rate relief as of 11 March 2020

How to access the scheme

You do not need to do anything. Your local authority will write to you if you are eligible for this grant.

Any enquiries on eligibility for, or provision of, the reliefs and grants should be directed to the relevant local authority

Important Note

If someone texts, calls or emails claiming to be from HMRC, saying that you can claim financial help or are owed a tax refund, and asks you to click on a link or to give information such as your name, credit card or bank details, it is a SCAM.

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