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Small Business Grant Fund (SBG) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG) Fund

Small Business Grant Fund (SBG)

The fund has now closed the final day being 30 September 2020.

Am I eligible?

  • Eligible recipients will receive one grant per hereditament.
  • Under the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) all businesses in England in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR) and Rural Rates Relief (RRR) on 11 March 2020 in the business rates system will be eligible.
  • Please note that you must be the liable name / organisation on the rates bill to receive the grant.

Exclusions

  • Businesses which are not ratepayers in the business rates system are not included in this scheme.
  • Hereditaments occupied for personal use. Examples of where there may be personal use include private stables and loose boxes, beach huts and moorings.
  • Hereditaments with a rateable value of over £15,000 are not eligible for this scheme.
  • Businesses that of 11 March were in liquidation or dissolved.

How much is the grant?
A one off payment of £10,000.

 

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLG)

Am I eligible?

  • Eligible recipients will receive one grant per hereditament. Under the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG) businesses in England in receipt of the Expanded Retail Discount relief (which covers retail, hospitality and leisure) with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will be eligible, as of and including the 11th March were on the business rates register.
  • Properties that may benefit from the Expanded Retail Discount relief will be occupied by hereditaments that are wholly or partly being used:
    • As shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues
    • For assembly and leisure; or
    • As hotels, guest & boarding premises and self-catering accommodation.
  • Please note that you must be the liable name / organisation on the rates bill to receive the grant.

Exclusions

  • Businesses which are not ratepayers in the business rates system are not included in this scheme.
  • Hereditaments occupied for personal use. Examples of where there may be personal use include private stables and loose boxes and moorings.
  • Hereditaments with a rateable value of over £51,000 are not eligible for this scheme.
  • Businesses that of 11 March were in liquidation or dissolved.

How much is the grant?

  • Eligible businesses in the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure sector with a rateable value of up to £15,000 will receive a one off cash grant of £10,000.
  • Eligible businesses in the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure sector with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will receive a grant of £25,000.

What is my rateable value?
Details of your rateable value can be found your most recent business rates bill.

What do I need to do?
Please download and complete the form below and submit this to the Council via the following email address: covid-grants@tamworth.gov.uk

When will the grant be paid?
If you meet the eligibility criteria set by Government and anti-fraud checks are completed satisfactorily, your application will be approved, and paid as soon as possible, ideally within 10 working days. Completing this form does not guarantee payment of a grant.

Why are we asking for this information?

  • In order to pay businesses the grants the Council needs to capture additional information that is not recorded for normal business rate purposes, such as bank account details; as businesses pay the Council, not the other way around.
  • The Government has stipulated what data should be captured by the Council in delivering these grants
  • The details captured will help the Council more readily identify contacts should further grants and assistance be offered in future.