In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the government announced two grant schemes based on rateable value to assist businesses. Please note that these schemes are due to close on 14th August and we will not be able to accept any applications received after this date.
These grants are available to small businesses and those businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors:
- A grant of £10,000 for most businesses with a Rateable Value (RV) of up to £15,000
- Grants of £25,000 for businesses in retail, leisure and hospitality with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000.
Dudley Council officers are working hard to identify businesses that qualify for this money.
If you believe you may be entitled to either of the above grants, please complete the Business Rates Grant Proforma document and upload it using the Business Rates Grant online form.
If, with the Proforma, you are able to supply,
- recent bank statement, and
- if a sole trader, a recent utility bill
this will help us to process your application more quickly.
If you intend to apply for a grant but don't believe you are currently registered for business rates despite being responsible for the premises, please refer to the section "Additional information for applicants not currently registered" below.
More Government guidance on business support grant funding.
Please note that external validation checks will be undertaken as part of the review exercise we conduct prior to the awarding of the grant.
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Discretionary Business Grants
Applications are now open for the Discretionary Grants Fund. This is for certain businesses that are not eligible to apply for the existing COVID-19 response Small Business Grants Fund or Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund schemes.