COVID-19: Grants and Business Rates

COVID-19 GRANTS

In Cheshire and Warrington there are two grant schemes:

  • Cheshire & Warrington Recovery & Restructure Grant (closed for applications)

  • The C&W Covid Recovery Grant (The first round of applications will open at 12.00 noon on 28 September 2020 ) Find out more about the grant here

Government grants

Government announced three grant schemes for businesses: Small Business Grant Funding, Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure, Local Authority Discretionary Grants

The grants were being issued from government via local authorities and applications closed on the 28th August.

Zoos Support Fund

Apply for an animal welfare grant of up to £100,000 for your zoo or aquarium affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

You can apply for funding at any time until 16 November 2020.

Find out more here.

Other grants

  • Self Employment Income Support Scheme information can be found here.
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Job Support Scheme can be found here.

COVID-19: BUSINESS RATES

  • Cheshire East business rates information can be found here
  • Cheshire West and Chester business rates information can be found here
  • Warrington business rates information can be found here

Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in England will not have to pay business rates for the 2020-21 tax year. Estate agents, lettings agencies and bingo halls that have closed as a result of Covid-19 measures to restrict the spread of the virus will be now be exempted from business rates in 2020-21.

Businesses that received the retail discount in the 2019-20 tax year will be rebilled by their local authority as soon as possible.

How do I access it?

There is no action for you. Local authorities will apply the business rates holiday to your bills.

Business Rates Holiday for Nurseries

Nurseries in England* do not have to pay business rates for the 2020-21 tax year.

How do I access it?

There is no action for you. Local authorities will apply the business rates holiday to your bills.