Grants for small businesses - Coronavirus update
The Government has introduced measures and published details of grants in support of Small Businesses, as the country experiences the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Council has already awarded over £31m to 2400 local businesses.
We are working hard to process the remaining applications – so please bear with us at this busy time. You do not need to call us to check on the progress of your grant – we will be in touch if there are any problems with your application.
Small Business Grant
Under the Small Business Grant, all businesses in England in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR) and Rural Rates Relief (RRR) in the business rates system will be eligible for a payment of £10,000.
Retail, Hospitality and Leisure grant
Under the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant, businesses in England in receipt of the Expanded Retail Discount (which covers retail, hospitality and leisure) with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of up to £25,000.
Local Authority Small Business Discretionary Grant
The Government has announced that it is providing local authorities with additional funding to target small businesses with high fixed property-related costs but that are not eligible for the current grant schemes.
Self employed and recently started businesses
Warrington Borough Council aims to provide support to the Self-Employed sector and businesses who have recently commenced trading. If you fall into either of these categories, our dedicated Business Support team at Warrington & Co will provide advice and further guidance.
Warrington’s Employment Development Team are supporting people who are coming out of work as a result of COVID-19 who want to temporarily transfer into a new job in one of the expanding sectors as quickly as possible by job matching them with local employers.