Hardship relief

Closing Dates For Business Support Grant Applications

LRSGA 05/01/2021 to 15/02/2021 Last date for applications 31/03/2021

LRSGA 16/02/2021 to 31/03/2021 Last date for applications 31/05/2021

LRSG (closed) for December, Last date for applications 31/03/2021

LRSG (Open), Last date for applications 31/03/2021

Closed Business Lockdown Payments Last date for applications 31/03/2021

Christmas Support Payment (CSP) already closed to new application

All businesses that wish to claim will have to complete the secure online form by clicking on the link below. 

Do not use this form to apply for the RESTART grants available from April. We will aim to invite applications via a different on-line application and details will be updated on these pages when the scheme is live.

Business Support Grant Application Form

All applications will be validated and a determination made as to whether the business is eligible for a grant and how much. Payment will be made as soon as practical after the assessment has been made.

The government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud and any business caught falsifying their statements or evidence to gain grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error.

The Council has a discretionary power under Section 49 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, in exceptional circumstances to reduce all or part of a business rates bill.

The legislation stipulates that a local authority in considering hardship must be satisfied:

  • The ratepayer will suffer hardship if relief is not granted
  • There is a direct benefit to the ratepayer, or the community, and there are no adverse impact to other ratepayers or the community as a result of awarding relief

In coming to an individual decision we will consider numerous other factors. 

If you wish to apply for hardship relief, please do so in writing to Stroud District Council, Business Rates Department.  Please include detailed copy of accounts.  As it is intended as a one off award we will need details of what steps are being taken to prevent hardship in the future.

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