Local Authority Grants allow small businesses to claim up to £25,000 in funding support during COVID-19.

Business Lincolnshire has advised SME’s of the following local authority grant scheme:

“There are three types of Local Authority Grant available:

  • The Local Authority Discretionary Fund is available to accommodate small businesses previously outside the scope of the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund (RHLGF)
  • A £10,000 Small Business Grant is available to support small businesses who already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBBR)
  • A £25,000 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant is available to businesses operating from smaller premises, with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000

Recipients eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund will not be eligible for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant. Recipients of the Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant will not be eligible for the Discretionary Grant fund.

Councils across Greater Lincolnshire have now begun accepting applications for the Local Authority Discretionary Fund. Some councils began accepting applications from Monday 1st June, while others will begin on Monday 8th June. The scheme is open for up to two weeks from your local council’s launch date or until funding is exhausted. To submit a claim to your local council or unitary authority, visit their website by clicking the appropriate link below:

City of Lincoln Council – Open from 1st June 2020

North Kesteven District Council – Open from 1st June 2020

North Lincolnshire Council – Open from 1st June 2020

North East Lincolnshire Council – Open from 1st June 2020

Rutland County Council – Open from 8th June 2020

West Lindsey Council – Open from 1st June 2020

South Holland District Council – Open from 8th June 2020

South Kesteven District Council – Open from 1st June 2020

Boston Borough Council – Open from 8th June 2020

East Lindsey District Council – Open from 3rd June 2020

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District councils and unitary authorities have contacted businesses in Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland who are eligible for Small Business Grants or Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants. If you believe you are eligible for one of these grants, but have not heard from your Local Authority, you are encouraged to complete the online form on your local authority website – see the list below.

Local Authorities:

Boston Borough Council 

City of Lincoln

East Lindsey District Council

North Kesteven District Council

North Lincolnshire Council

North East Lincolnshire Council

Rutland County Council

South Holland District Council

South Kesteven District Council

West Lindsey District Council

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Please make sure you are completing the official online registration form that is located on the website of your local authority which you pay your business rates to. Please do not complete any other forms, as these are not correct and will not be eligible.

 

Information required from the business owner:

  • VAT Registration Number
  • Company name (as registered with Companies House)
  • Business name (as registered with Companies House)
  • Title of recipient (liable person)
  • Surname and forename of recipient (liable person)
  • Method of payment
  • Bank account name (in some cases this is the account of the applicant)
  • Business bank account details (sort code and account number) NOT personal bank account
  • Copy of a recent business bank account statement
  • Building society roll number
  • Business address(es)
  • Business Rate Account Reference Number (please do NOT confuse this with the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) as this can create delays)
  • Note to the self-employed – please can you ensure the business name/liable person is the same as the name on your Business Rates Account
  • If you have already completed a form on your local authority website, you do not need to do anything else. Your Local Authority will be in touch.

The decision on the Discretionary Grant Fund, Business Rates Relief, Small Business Grants and Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grants rest solely with the Local Authority and the Growth Hub has no influence over these decisions.

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