If you have been asked to register on this site by your Local Authority, you need to provide the full information as requested on each form. Failure to do so will lead to a delay in the approval of the request, or the request not being granted at all.
You will need to provide all information requested to enable the Council to make a decision on the request you are applying for. This information is required to approve the request (such as your bank details and proof of ID) and to protect against fraud and abuse of public funds as well as to allow the Government to monitor the requests being made.
Grants For Businesses:
Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant
The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant is a one-off grant to support hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses.
The aim of the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme is to support businesses that offer in-person services, where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed rate-paying premises that trade in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors. Subsidy Limits apply.
If there are any discretionary business grant schemes available, such as Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) they may be available here.
For more information regarding local business schemes, please refer to your local authority's website.
Grants For Residents:
Household Support Fund
Vulnerable households across the country will be able to access a new £500m support fund to help them with essentials over the coming months as the country continues its recovery from the pandemic.
You will need to be in receipt of a qualifying benefit and meet certain criteria to be eligible for up to 5 different grant types to assist with essentials such as Food and Utilities. For more information regarding this fund, please refer to your local authority's website.
Test and Trace Support Payment
People who meet all the following conditions may be eligible for the payment:
- You must have been instructed to Self Isolate directy by NHS Test and Trace
- You are the parent or guardian of a child in your household who is self-isolating, and you need to take time off work to care for them
- On a low income
- On certain benefits
- Can't work from home
- Lost income due isolating
When completing this request, you will be required to provide the following documents:
- An NHS Test and Trace Reference Number.
- Bank statements from the last 3 months.
- And your most recent Payslip.
Test and Trace Discretionary Payments
People who don't meet the requirements above may still be able to receive funding from your council.
For more information regarding local residential schemes, please refer to your local authority's website.
Rates Discount Forms:
Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)
The Government has announced a new COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) of £1.5 billion. The fund will be available to support those businesses affected by the pandemic but that are ineligible for existing support linked to business rates.
Expanded Retail Discount
Expanded Retail Discount is avaliable to eligible businesses occupying hereditaments in England from 1st July 2021.
Small Busines Rates Relief (SBRR)
Businesses who occupy properties where the Ratable Value is under £15,000 may be eligible for Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR).
Nursery (Childcare) Discount
Nursery (Childcare) Discount is avaliable to eligible businesses occupying hereditaments in England from 1st July 2021.
For more information regarding local rates discount schemes, please refer to your local authority's website.