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Lockdown Grants

This is a fund to provide financial assistance to businesses that are facing operational and financial challenges caused by the national lockdown announced for Wales as a result of COVID-19.

The purpose of the fund is to support businesses with cash flow support to help them survive the economic consequences of the restrictions put in place.

For Business Rates grants the scheme has closed at 5pm on the 20th November.

The Discretionary Grant Scheme will remain open until the fund is fully committed or we are required to close it by Welsh Government.

The fund consists of several different grant schemes so please read this next section very carefully so you can decide which one to apply for. You can only apply for one grant. If you need support to apply please call us on 01597 826345.

 

Lockdown Business Rate Grants

Please only complete this application form if you are liable for paying business rates to Powys Council.

Please note you only need to complete one online form. Powys Council will work out your eligibility to any top up grants.

Grant 1

A grant of £5,000 is being made available for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses that have been forced to close (as defined by regulations) and occupy properties with a rateable value of between £12,001 and £51,000.

 

Grant 2

A grant of £1,000 is being made available to all businesses eligible for small business rates relief (SBRR) in Wales with a rateable value of up to £12,000 (see guidance for further detail).

  • Businesses eligible for small business rates relief that have been subject to local restrictions for 3 weeks or more and have been materially impacted (>50% reduction in turnover) up to the 23rd October will be eligible for a further grant of £1,000

and

  • Businesses eligible for small business rates relief that have been forced to close (as defined by the regulations) as a result of the national firebreak lockdown will also be eligible for a further top up grant of £2,000 from their local authority.

You are not eligible for this grant if:

  • You are eligible for, or have received, the Lockdown Discretionary Grant from your Local Authority

 

Grant 3

A £1,000 grant to all ratepayers eligible for charitable relief and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC) relief and not for profit organisation who receive Discretionary Rates Relief (see guidance for further detail),  who are operating in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors occupying properties with a rateable value of up to £12,000.

Eligible organisations can also apply for the top up grants referenced at Grant 2 above

You will need to be on the Business Rates rating list for your local authority on 1 September 2020 and will need to complete a simple registration form to receive this grant.

For further information on this grant please read the Lockdown Non Domestic Rate Grant Guidance Document.

 

 

Lockdown Discretionary Grants

Grant 1

A discretionary grant of £1,500 is available to assist businesses that have:

  • Been forced to close (as defined by the regulations) as a result of the national firebreak lockdown.
  • OR are able to demonstrate that the national firebreak lockdown will result in at least a 80% reduction in their turnover for that period.

Grant 2 - a discretionary grant of £2,000 is available to assist businesses that have:

  • Been forced to close (as defined by the regulations) as a result of the national firebreak lockdown
  • OR are able to demonstrate that the national firebreak lockdown will result in at least a 80% reduction in their turnover for that period
  • AND have been subject to local restrictions for 3 weeks or more up to the 23rd October and experienced at least a 50% reduction in their turnover for that period.

Please Note - Powys businesses CANNOT apply for discretionary grant 2 as no part of the county was under a local lockdown prior to the firebreak. Powys businesses can ONLY apply for discretionary grant 1, if eligible.

You are not eligible for this discretionary grant if:

  • You are eligible for, or have received, the Lockdown Business Rates Grant from your Local Authority.

For further information on this grant please read the Lockdown Discretionary Grant Guidance Document.

Applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. This may lead to applications not being appraised after they have been submitted if the fund is fully committed.

 

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