Coronavirus (COVID-19) - small business, retail, hospitality and leisure grants fund

Find out about the types of grant, who is eligible and how to apply for one.

The government has made two grants available to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

There are two grant funding schemes:

  • £10,000 under the Small Business Grant Fund
  • Either £10,000 or £25,000 under the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

You can check whether you are entitled to either of the grants by using the GOV UK checker tool.

For further information see the Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on business support grant funding.

Or, see the frequently asked questions about the small business, retail, hospitality and leisure grants
 

Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) of £10,000

To be eligible for the grant, your property must have:

You will only be entitled to one grant per property.
 

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG) of either £10,000 or £25,000

This Fund is intended to support businesses across England in sectors that are being profoundly impacted by COVID-19 and which are crucial to local economies.

To be eligible for the grant, your property must have:

You will be entitled to one grant per property. Therefore businesses with multiple outlets would receive more than one grant and be paid:

Apply for a grant
 

What you can't apply for

You can not apply for a grant:

  • For car parks and parking spaces
  • If your property is used for personal uses, e.g. private stables or personal storage
  • If the business was in liquidation or was dissolved on 11 March 2020
  • If the rateable value of the property is more than £50,999
     

Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund

The government has announced top-up funding to allow councils to make grant payments to businesses that have not been able to access support through other COVID-19 related grant schemes.

Grants of up to £10,000 will be available, and in exceptional circumstances a grant of £25,000 could be paid out. The fund opens on Friday 5 June and applications must be made by the closing date of Sunday 21 June. Further information and details of how to apply can be found on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund page.
 

Note

The United Kingdom left the EU on 31 January 2020, nonetheless under the Withdrawal Agreement the State Aid rules continue to apply during a transition period, subject to regulation by the EU Commission.

Awards such as grants are required to comply with the EU law on State Aid. If you have received any other De Minimis State Aid, including any other Relief you are being granted for premises other than the one to which this letter relates, the total award should not exceed €800,000. Please contact us if you will not qualify because of this.