Who Is Eligible?

Small businesses who receive Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief and have a rateable value of under £15,000 are eligible for a £10,000 grant, with a few exceptions such as properties occupied for personal uses and car parking spaces.

Hereditaments included in this scheme are those which on the 11 march 2020 were eligible for relief under the Small Business Rate Relief Scheme and Rural Rate Relief Scheme (including those with a Rateable Value between £12,000 and £15,000 which receive tapered relief).

Exclusions To The Small Business Grant Fund

Hereditaments occupied for personal uses. Examples of where there may be personal use include private stables and loose boxes, beach huts and moorings.

Car parks and parking spaces.

For the avoidance of doubt, businesses which as of the 11 March were in liquidation or were dissolved will not be eligible.

Who Receives The Funding

The person who according to the billing authority's records was the ratepayer in respect of the hereditament on the 11 March 2020.

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