Before starting your application, please answer the following ‘pre-application checklist’ to assess whether you are eligible to apply.
IMPORTANT! After completing your application you may be asked to provide evidence documents.
if you answer NO to any of the questions, and do not have a Business Rates Account Number you will be refused
Is your business closed to walk in customers due to the national lockdown effective from 5 November 2020 or 5 January 2021
Please confirm you were occupying and trading on 4th November 2020
If you closed before or after 5 November 2020 you cannot apply.
Please confirm you were occupying and trading on 30 December
If you closed before or after 31 December 2020 you cannot apply.
Are you registered to pay business rates? :
To apply you must provide your 9 character Business Rate account number
If you do not have a Business Rate account number you are not eligible for this grant. However, a discretionary grant scheme to help those businesses which – while not legally forced to close –
are severely impacted by the restrictions will be available soon. The council is currently devising a local scheme
to assist affected businesses. Please continue to check our dedicated page on the website for
further details Check this page now
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