Apply for a Business Support Grant

The government has announced financial support for some businesses affected by the Covid-19 outbreak. Not all businesses will be eligible for this financial support.

You can check if you are eligible for a grant and what data we need in order to process your grant here.


Am I eligible for a grant?

You are eligible for a grant if you receive business rate relief and meet the criteria set out below.


What grants are available?

Cash grant for retail, hospitality and leisure
This is to:

  • Support businesses in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector

  • Provide a one-off cash grant of £25,000 to eligible businesses with rateable values greater than £15,000 and less than £51,000

  • Eligible businesses will receive one grant per business property

Small business grant funding
This is to:

  • Support small businesses that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBBR), rural rate relief (RRR) and tapered relief.

  • Provide a one-off grant of £10,000 for businesses which qualify for Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief to help meet their ongoing business costs. The maximum rateable value limit is £15,000. 


How do I receive a grant? 

You will need to:

  1. Fill in the downloadable form containing the information we need  Download Form

  2. Email the completed form to us at business@barrowbc.gov.uk


How will my grant be processed?

We received an initial sum of funding from government on April 1, 2020.

  • If we have received your completed form, and we have been able to verify that the form has been submitted by the person who according to our records is the ratepayer in respect of the business property on March 11, 2020, we will be able to process your grant payment.

  • We will check if you are eligible for a payment against the criteria laid out by government

  • We aim to start making grant payments to eligible verified businesses, from Monday, April 6, 2020.

  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail from our team.


Please bear with us during this difficult time.

We aim to work through the grants process to verify eligibility as efficiently as possible so that grants can be paid to businesses as soon as we can.