Rate relief for businesses in rural areas

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.

Certain types of businesses in rural areas, where the population is below 3000, may qualify for mandatory rate relief of 100%.

To qualify for mandatory relief a property must be situated within a rural settlement area named on the Council's rural settlement list and must be:

a food shop or sole general store or sole post office with a rateable value less than £8500 a public house or petrol filling station with a rateable value less than £12500 Other businesses that may qualify for discretionary relief must be situated within a rural settlement area named on the Council's rural settlement list, have a rateable value less than £16000, and be providing a business which is of benefit to the local community.

To examine whether you may qualify under this jurisdiction please contact us.

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