Small business support grants

The Government has announced (as at 11 March 2020) a scheme to pay small businesses in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief a grant of £10,000. There are some exceptions to this. Business premises used for storage and for personal use (eg private stables, beach huts and moorings) will not qualify.

We expect the Government to provide this grant in early April so we are working now to ensure that we have up to date bank details for all of those businesses which will qualify for the grant. Please complete your details using the form below. You will be asked to confirm your 9-digit business rates account number.

We are seeking to ensure that any payments we make are eligible for subsequent Government reimbursement and are seeking to minimise any loss arising from making payments to non-qualifying businesses.

As such, we are asking for the following confirmations in the application process below:

  • That your business qualified for Small Business Rates Relief on 11 March 2020 (the form asks for your business rates reference number so that we can check eligibility)
  • That your business premises does not relate to personal use (storage, private stables, beach huts and moorings) and is not being used just for storage. We will ask you to confirm the main use of your premises
  • That the council reserves the right to recover any advance where it is subsequently confirmed that your business did not meet the qualification criteria

Last updated: 31 March 2020