Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Financial assistance for businesses

Business Support Grant

Hambleton District Council in conjunction with the UK Government has allocated money to provide small-scale grants to businesses within the district, in order to stimulate the local economy and aid economic recovery following the impact of Covid-19.

Small and Micro businesses within the district are able to apply for a grant to assist with the delivery of projects aimed at allowing recovery through diversification and growth. The scheme is open to businesses which operate in Hambleton and have less than 250 employees.

What will we consider?

We will consider grants from businesses who require some financial input to assist them to deliver a project that will allow their business to thrive.  Below is a list of some of the project that we could support, though we will consider all proposals within the remit of the grant funding –

  • Purchase of a piece of equipment
  • Minor alterations to premises
  • Assistance to diversify the business
  • Expansion projects
  • Start-up costs
  • Digitising an existing business
  • Marketing Costs

The funding is not available for general running costs such as overheads, wages or purchase of stock.

Apply here

Apply for a Business Support Grant here

Please ensure that you give us a clear outline of your proposed project and why you believe this will benefit your business and please provide indicative costs for items for which funding would be utilised. This will help us to process your application more quickly.

More information

If you have any queries, please contact the Business and Economy Team - [email protected]

Previous schemes

The following grant schemes closed at midnight on 30 July 2021

  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Restart

The following grant schemes closed at midnight on 30 June 2021

  • Restart Grant Scheme

The following grant schemes closed at midnight on 31 May 2021

  • LRSG (Closed)* Addendum 16 Feb – 31 March 2021
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) – Discretionary grant for National Lockdown and National restrictions - 16 Feb – 31 March 2021

The following grant schemes closed at midnight on 31 March 2021

  • LRSG Open – for Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions

  • LRSG (Closed) Version 2 – for Tier 2 and 3 restrictions

  • LRSG (Closed)* Addendum (5 January - 15 February)

  • LRSG (Sector)

  • Closed Business Lockdown Payment (CBLP)

  • Any applications received by the closing date will be processed in the usual way and all eligible applicants will be paid by 30 April 2021.

Further Financial Support

Business rates relief

We are in the process of sending out updated bills for those businesses eligible for the new government reliefs. Please do not contact us about the reliefs; we will issue updated bills automatically if your business is eligible.

If you have a Direct Debit set up against a business rates account, which is eligible for full business rates relief, no payments will be taken for the 2021/22 financial year. You do not need to notify us to cancel your Direct Debit arrangement. 

If we do take a payment, and you think we shouldn’t have done, please let us know.

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

CBILS is a new scheme, announced by The Chancellor at Budget 2020, that can provide facilities of up to £5m for smaller businesses across the UK who are experiencing lost or deferred revenues, leading to disruptions to their cashflow. Find out more here:

Tax Helpline

HMRC Helpline for businesses concerned about paying their taxes due to coronavirus.

Other Government support

For information on the following please see the Government support for businesses page

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Deferring VAT and Income Tax Payments
  • Self-employment Income Support Scheme
  • Statutory Sick Pay Relief package for small and medium-sized businesses

Useful links

Businesses should check for daily updates at GOV.UK and subscribe to receive email alerts to ensure they are acting on the most up to date information​. 

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