Discretionary Grant Scheme 2020

The new discretionary grants fund is a government grant scheme aimed at small businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs, which currently do not qualify for the existing business grant scheme.

As part of this scheme we have been allocated £1.5 million from the government to provide grants to small businesses based in East Herts.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available. We anticipate that the majority of the grants we issue to be less than £10,000.

The Government has asked councils to prioritise the following types of businesses for grants:

  • Small businesses in shared offices or other flexible workspaces
  • Regular market traders who do not have their own business rate assessment
  • Bed and breakfasts (excluding Airbnb) which pay council tax instead of business rates
  • Charity properties that receive charitable business rates relief, which would otherwise have been eligible for small business rates relief or rural rate relief.

How to apply

Before you apply please read our eligibility criteria at the bottom of this page.

If you think you might be eligible please complete our Discretionary Grant online form by midnight on 9th June.