Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure

Cash grant for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure industry during COVID-19

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England

During the coronavirus crisis, businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure industry can access a one-off cash grant from their local authority of up to £25,000 per property. If your rateable value is under £15,000, you are eligible for £10,000. If your rateable value is between £15,000 and £51,000, you are eligible to £25,000.

Who can use the scheme?

You are eligible if your business is based in England and if it is in the retail, hospitality and/or leisure sectors. This includes businesses wholly or mainly used as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas, live music venues, for assembly or leisure, as hotels, boarding accommodation or self-catering accommodation. Your rateable value must be under £51,000. You must be a business rate payer. Freelancers could access the scheme if you are a sole trader with premises. Charities cannot access this. Updated information on all Government support packages can be found here.

When can I access the scheme?

Your local authority will be in touch if you are eligible.

How can I access the scheme?

  1. No action required – your local authority will be in touch.

Scotland

During the coronavirus crisis, businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure industry with a rateable value between £18,001-£50,099 can apply for a one-off grant of £25,000. You do not have to repay this grant. You can only apply for one grant, even if you own multiple properties.

Who can use the scheme?

You are eligible if your business is based in Scotland and if it is in the retail, hospitality and/or leisure sectors. This includes businesses wholly or mainly used as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas, live music venues, for assembly or leisure, as hotels, boarding accommodation or self-catering accommodation.

When can I access the scheme?

Now. Councils will aim to make a payment within 10 working days of receiving your grant application form.

How can I access the scheme?

  1. Complete an application form on your local council website.

 

Wales

For retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in Wales, a grant of £25,000 will be offered for businesses in these sectors with a rateable value of between £12,001 and £51,000 during the coronavirus crisis.

Who can use the scheme?

You are eligible if your business is based in Wales and if it is in the retail, hospitality and/or leisure sectors. This includes businesses wholly or mainly used as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas, live music venues, for assembly or leisure, as hotels, boarding accommodation or self-catering accommodation.

When can I access the scheme?

Local authorities are administering these grants in Wales. Individual local authorities are in the process of developing their information and systems.

How can I access the scheme?

  1. Check the website of your local authority.
  2. Do not try and call your local authority, the information you need will be available online when live.