A new funding scheme aimed at small businesses, micro-businesses, charities and those businesses that we have identified as supplying the retail, leisure and hospitality industry, who have not previously qualified for government funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, is now available.
Small and micro businesses and charities that have suffered a significant loss of income during the lockdown and haven’t qualified for other forms of financial support can apply for grants of up to £25,000.
The fund is limited to £4million and will be administered in two phases.
Phase one has been extended to Sunday 19 July and will prioritise those small and micro businesses and charities across the East Riding who have not been able to claim from the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant Fund.
Please note: the closing date for applications is now Sunday 19 July 2020.
Micro businesses and charities that meet the criteria can apply for a grant of up to £10,000. Larger small businesses and charities that meet the criteria can apply for grants of either £25,000 or £10,000 depending on their level of property costs. All applicants must be able to demonstrate they have on-going property costs.
Those businesses identified for phase one of the scheme are:
- businesses in shared or flexible workspaces that do not have their own business rates assessment. Please note: this does not mean businesses based in domestic premises
- regular market traders with fixed on-going building costs and who do not have their own business rates assessment at the market(s) they trade from
- bed and breakfasts that are liable for council tax instead of business rates
- charity properties in receipt of charitable business rates relief.
Please check your business or charity meets the eligibility criteria before applying.
Local Authority Discretionary Grant Scheme phase one eligibility criteria (pdf 154kb)
The Phase one scheme is now closed.
PDF Application forms
If you are unable to complete the online application, you can download a paper copy of the form. Enquiries and completed forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to the address on the form.
Discretionary business grants application form (pdf 531kb)
East Riding businesses that provide goods and services to the local retail, leisure and hospitality industry and have so far failed to secure Government grants during the COVID-19 pandemic may now be eligible to apply for new funding.
Minimum grants of £5,000 are being made available to those eligible businesses directly involved in the supply chain to those in the retail, leisure and hospitality sector and who have a rateable value of more than £15,000 and less than £51,000. The rateable value can be found on your business rates bill or via the Valuation Office Agency on the GOV.UK website.
The grants are being made available as part of phase two of the £4 million Government-backed discretionary grant scheme, which is being administered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, to help those businesses that have been unable to access other forms of financial support.
The businesses being invited to apply for the grants in phase two are:
- breweries and premises
- factories and premises
- showroom workshops and premises
- warehouses and premises
- workshops and premises.
Please note: the closing date for applications is now Sunday 19 July, 2020.
Please check your business meets the eligibility criteria before applying.
Local Authority Discretionary Grant Scheme phase two eligibility criteria (pdf 137kb)
The Phase two scheme has now closed.