Small Business Grant Fund - NOW OPEN

Small business grant
  • 26th March 2020

The small business grant fund is now open with some local authorities

Small Business Grant Fund - NOW OPEN

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government announced there would be support for small businesses, and businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. This support will take the form of two grant funding schemes: the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.


Although Government announced that local authorities will contact you if you are eligible and stated 'you don't need to do anything', please be aware there appears to be potential variations depending on your local authority.

North East Lincolnshire Council Apply Here

North Lincolnshire Council Apply Here

Lincolnshire County Council Apply Here

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Apply here

The East riding Authority sent out letters to all businesses on 19 March. Don't worry if you have not received one, you can apply online using the link above.

Hull City Council - You need not apply

We have had clarification that the Business Team from Hull City council are in the process of contacting all eligible business either by post or telephone so you do not need to do anything.

East Lindsey District Council

Their website and voicemail recordings currently state 'Businesses do not need to apply for business rates holidays or grants, as they are based on their receipt of business rates relief's and rateable values. Our Business Rates Team will be in touch when we have further guidance from government.' Do check regularly on their website here for any changes in policy.

If your local authority is not listed above, please do check on their website for updates to their approach.

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