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 £34.7m to 2733 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.

Find out more about the Small Business Grant

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.

Find out more about the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Local Authority Small Business Discretionary Grant

The Government announced in May, that it provided 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.

Applications for this Grant have now closed.
If you have any queries relating to an existing Grant, please email quoting your Case Reference Number.

You can find further advice and support on the Warrington & Co website by visiting

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.

Complete our business support form

Employment opportunities

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.

Get in touch with our Employment Development Team