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Business grants and loans

Business Restart Grants

From April 1 2021 the Business Restart Grant is available to help businesses as national restrictions are eased and they reopen for business.

Grants of up to £6,000 will be paid to non-essential retail business premises, to help them reopen safely. This is known as Strand One.

Grants of up to £18,000 will be paid to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care, and gym business premises, which may open later under plans set out in the roadmap and will be more impacted by restrictions when they do reopen. This is know as Strand Two.

Eligibility

Your business needs to be paying Business Rates at the premises it trades from. Your business must also be providing in-person services, and have been trading on 1 April 2021.

If a business operates services that could be considered non-essential and also falls into another category, such as hospitality in the higher funding threshold, the main service will be the one that accounts for 50% or more of the overall business, and that will determine which threshold of funding a business receives.

You can expand the sections below to find out what types businesses are eligible for each sector.

Non-essential retail

A non-essential retail business is defined as a business that is used mainly or wholly for the purposes of retail sale or hire of goods or services by the public, where the primary purpose of products or services provided are not necessary to the health and well-being of the public.

This list shows the types of businesses that are eligible under the non-essential retail category. This list is not exhaustive, but indicative of the types of businesses that can be supported under this scheme.

  • betting offices
  • departmental stores
  • markets (other than livestock)
  • sales kiosks
  • showrooms, e.g. kitchen, bathroom, tile, glazing
  • tobacco and vape stores
  • antiques stores
  • sales offices
  • travel agents
  • electronic goods and mobile phone shops
  • clothes shops
  • book shops
  • jewellers
  • stationery shops
  • gift shops
  • make-up shops
  • auction rooms
  • car auction
  • car showrooms
  • car supermarkets
  • car washes (standalone)
  • car/caravan sales/display/hiring sites
  • charity shops
  • carpet stores
  • furniture shops
  • sofa shops
  • homeware shops
  • florists
  • plant nurseries
  • animal groomers
  • sweet shops
  • photography studios
  • bridal retail
Businesses that are excluded
The following business types are not classed as non-essential retail:
  • food markets
  • supermarkets
  • convenience stores
  • corner shops
  • off licences
  • breweries
  • pharmacies
  • chemists
  • newsagents
  • animal rescue centres and boarding facilities
  • building merchants
  • petrol stations
  • vehicle repair and MOT services
  • bicycle shops
  • taxi and vehicle hire businesses
  • education providers including tutoring services
  • banks, building societies, and other financial providers
  • post offices
  • funeral directors
  • launderettes and dry cleaners
  • medical practices
  • veterinary surgeries and pet shops
  • agricultural supply shops
  • garden centres
  • storage and distribution facilities
  • wholesalers
  • employment agencies and businesses
  • office buildings
  • automatic car washes
  • mobility support shops

Hospitality

A hospitality business is defined as a business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink. This includes:

  • businesses offering in-person food and drink services to the general public
  • businesses that provide food and/or drink to be consumed on the premises, including outdoors.

This list sets out types of businesses that are eligible under the hospitality category. This list is not exhaustive, but indicative of the types of businesses that can be supported under this scheme.

  • food courts
  • public houses/pub restaurants
  • restaurants
  • roadside restaurants
  • wine bars
  • cafes
Businesses that are excluded
The following business types are not classed as hospitality:
  • food kiosks
  • businesses whose main service is a takeaway

Leisure

A leisure business is defined as a business that provides opportunities, experiences, and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events, and days and nights out. This includes businesses that may:

  • provide in-person intangible experiences in addition to goods
  • rely on seasonal labour
  • assume particular public safety responsibilities
  • operate with irregular hours through day, night and weekends.

This list sets out types of businesses that are eligible under the leisure category. This list is not exhaustive, but indicative of the types of businesses that can be supported under this scheme.

  • bingo halls
  • bowling alleys
  • casinos and gambling clubs
  • cinemas
  • ice rinks
  • museums and art galleries
  • roller skating rings
  • stately homes & historic houses
  • theatres
  • zoos & safari parks
  • amusement parks
  • pleasure piers
  • pavilions
  • conference centres
  • exhibition centres including for use as banquet halls and other events
  • wedding venues
  • events venues
  • heritage railways
  • public halls
  • night clubs & discotheques
  • hostess bars
  • sexual entertainment venues
  • shisha bars, waterpipe consumption venues
  • arenas
  • concert halls
  • go kart rinks
  • model villages
  • tourist attractions
  • aquaria
  • miniature railways
  • theme parks
  • amusement arcades including adult gaming centres
  • animal attractions at farms
  • wildlife centres
  • botanical gardens
  • circus
  • visitor attractions at film studios
  • soft play centres or areas
  • indoor riding centres
  • clubs & institutions
  • village halls & scout huts, cadet huts etc
Businesses that are excluded
The following business types are not classed as leisure:
  • all retail businesses
  • coach tour operators
  • tour operators
  • telescopes

Accommodation

an accommodation business can be defined as a business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel and other purposes. This includes businesses that provide accommodation for:

  • ‘away from home’ stays for work or leisure purposes
  • short-term leisure and holiday purposes.

This list sets out types of businesses that are eligible under the accommodation category. This list is not exhaustive, but indicative of the types of businesses that can be supported under this scheme.

  • caravan parks
  • caravan sites and pitches
  • chalet parks
  • coaching inns
  • country house hotels
  • guest & boarding houses
  • hostels
  • hotels
  • lodges
  • holiday apartments, cottages, or bungalows
  • campsites
  • boarding houses
  • canal boats or other vessels
  • B&Bs
  • catered holiday homes
  • holiday homes
Businesses that are excluded
The following business types are not classed as accommodation:
  • private dwellings
  • education accommodation
  • residential homes
  • care homes
  • residential family centres
  • beach huts.

Gym & sports

A gym and sports business is defined as a commercial or non-profit establishment where physical exercise or training is conducted on an individual basis or group basis, using exercise equipment or open floor space with or without instruction, or where individual and group sporting, athletic and physical activities are participated in competitively or recreationally. This includes businesses that:

  • offer in-person exercise and sport activities to the general public
  • open to members of the public paying an entry or membership fee
  • require extensive cleaning protocols, which significantly slow down trade
  • offer exercise classes or activities, which may mandate space and no masks etc.

This list sets out types of businesses that are eligible under the gyms and sport category. This list is not exhaustive, but indicative of the types of businesses that can be supported under this scheme.

  • dance schools and centres
  • dance studios
  • gymnasia/fitness suites
  • cricket centres
  • ski centres
  • sports and leisure centres
  • outdoor sports centres
  • outdoor adventure centres
  • squash courts
  • tennis centres
  • sports courts
  • swimming pools
  • shooting and archery venues
  • driving ranges
  • water sport centres
  • golf courses
Businesses that are excluded
The following business types are not classed as gyms and sport:
  • home gyms
  • home exercise studios
  • home sports courts
  • home sports grounds.

Personal care

A personal care business can be defined as a business which provides a service, treatment or activity for the purposes of personal beauty, hair, grooming, body care and aesthetics, and wellbeing. This includes businesses that:

  • deliver in-person holistic, beauty and hair treatments
  • provide services such as tattoos and piercings
  • offer close-contact services, which are required to deliver the treatment
  • services, treatments or activities that require social distancing and cleaning protocols, which have led to a reduction in their capacity to deliver personal care services.

This list sets out types of businesses that are eligible under the personal care category. This list is not exhaustive, but indicative of the types of businesses that can be supported under this scheme.

  • spas, sauna and steam rooms
  • tanning salons
  • nail salons
  • massage centres, massage treatments
  • tattoo and piercing studios
  • holistic therapy (reflexology, massage, acupuncture)
  • hairdressing salons
  • barbers, groomers
  • beauty salons
  • beauticians, aesthetics
  • other non-surgical treatments
Businesses that are excluded
The following business types are not classed as personal care:
  • businesses that only provide personal care goods, rather than services
  • businesses used solely as training centres for staff, apprentices and others
  • businesses providing dental services, opticians, audiology services, chiropody, chiropractors, osteopaths, and other medical or health services, including services which incorporate personal care services, treatments required by those with disabilities, and services relating to mental health
WarningYour business will not qualify for support under this scheme if it was in administration, insolvent, or a striking off order was made at the time local restrictions started.

How much is the grant?

The Restart Grant scheme is for businesses on the ratings list only. This is a one off grant payment.

Strand One will support non essential retail premises with one off grants of up to £6,000.

Strand Two will support hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises with one-off grants of up to £18,000.

Restart Grant amounts
Rateable value Strand One Strand Two
Exactly £15,000 or below £2,667 £8,000
Between £15,001 and £50,999 £4,000 £12,000
Exactly £51,000 or above £6,000 £18,000

Do subsidy (formerly state aid) rules apply?

From 1st January 2021, the EU State Aid rules ceased to exist. The scheme was replaced by subsidies under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and EU. The Local Restrictions Support Grant counts towards subsidies. The rules are fully explained in the government subsidy guidance. By accepting this grant you must confirm that you are not in breach of these rules. It is your responsibility to ensure you abide by these rules.

When should I apply by?

This scheme closes to applications on 30 June 2021 and final payments will be made by 31 July 2021.

Before you apply

If you were eligible for a LRSG (Closed) Addendum payment during national restrictions, we have contacted you regarding payment of the Restart Grant. If there are no changes to the information you gave us before, we will be able to process your application quickly. Only make a new application if you did not apply for grants under previous National Restrictions schemes.

If you meet the eligibility criteria (above) and have not previously applied for the Local Restrictions Support Grant, you can apply for the Restart Grant using our online form. When you make a new application we will also consider your eligibility for any other grants, and will pay them to you if you are eligible.

To complete the form, you will need the following:

  • Business Rates account number
  • Charity number (if applicable)
  • VAT registration number (if applicable)
  • Company number (if the company is registered with Companies House)
  • Details of any state aid you have received in the last three years
  • Bank details for the account you want the grant paid into
  • A recent bank statement, dated in the last three months (corresponding to the grant payment details you have provided)
  • A copy of your passport OR driving licence

It should take around five minutes to complete the form.

WarningOnly make a new application if you did not apply for a grant from 5 January 2021 onwards.

Apply online

Business Grants for national and local restrictions

There are a range of business grants and loans available to support your business through national and local restrictions, whether your business is closed or remains open. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully for each grant type before applying.

National restrictions business grants

Grants for businesses that have been affected by national restrictions.

Apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum

This grant helps businesses that had to close due to the government’s national lockdown from 5 January 2021.

Eligibility

You may be eligible if your business is in any of the following sectors:

  • Non-essential retail
  • Indoor and outdoor leisure facilities
  • Entertainment venues
  • Personal care services
  • Hospitality venues, such as restaurants, bars and pubs
  • Hotels, hostels and B&Bs

To qualify for this grant, your business must be in Bath & North East Somerset, and has been:

  • open as usual before the restrictions
  • providing services in person to customers from your& premises
  • required to close due to restrictions imposed by government
  • registered business rates for your premises before restrictions started.

View the full list of businesses required to close from 5 January 2021 on GOV.UK.

WarningYour business will not qualify for support under this scheme if it was in administration, insolvent, or a striking off order was made at the time local restrictions started.

How much is the grant?

The amount you get depends on the rateable value of your premises. The amounts shown cover the periods from 5 January 2021 to 15 February 2021 (42 days) and from 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 (44 days).

If you are making a new application you will receive both the LRSG Closed Addendum and the Closed Business Lockdown payment. If you have previously applied for a grant, you will only receive the LRSG Closed Addendum payment.

Grant amounts
Rateable value LRSG (Closed) Addendum (5 Jan to 15 Feb 2021 42 days) Closed Business Lockdown one off payment LRSG (Closed) Addendum (16 Feb to 31 Mar 2021 44 days)
Exactly £15,000 or below £2,001 £4,000 £2,096
Between £15,001 and £50,999 £3,000 £6,000 £3,143
Exactly £51,000 and above £4,500 £9,000 £4,714

When should I apply by?

The closing dates for applications for the grants are set out below.

Grant application closing dates
LRSG (Closed) Addendum (5 Jan - 15 Feb 2021)) Closed Business Lockdown one off payment LRSG (Closed) Addendum (16 Feb to 31 Mar 2021)
31 March 2021 31 March 2021 31 May 2021

Do subsidy (formerly state aid) rules apply?

From 1st January 2021, the EU State Aid rules ceased to exist. The scheme was replaced by subsidies under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and EU. The Local Restrictions Support Grant counts towards subsidies. The rules are fully explained in the government subsidy guidance. By accepting this grant you must confirm that you are not in breach of these rules. It is your responsibility to ensure you abide by these rules.

Before you apply

If you were eligible for a LRSG (Closed) Addendum payment during national restrictions between 5 November 2020 and 1 December 2020, or between 5 January 2021 and 15 February 2021, we have emailed you and asked you to renew your application. We will contact you shortly regarding payment of the 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 Grant. If there are no changes to the information you gave us before, we will be able to process your application quickly. Only make a new application if you did not apply for grants in November or December 2020 or January 2021.

If you meet the eligibility criteria (above) for the Local Restrictions Support Grant, you can apply using our online form. When you make a new application we will also consider your eligibility for any other grants, and will pay them to you if you are eligible.

To complete the form, you will need the following:

  • Business rates account number
  • Charity number (if applicable)
  • VAT registration number (if applicable)
  • Company number (if the company is registered with Companies House)
  • Details of any state aid you have received in the last three years
  • Bank details for the account you want the grant paid into
  • A recent bank statement, dated in the last three months (corresponding to the grant payment details you have provided)
  • A copy of your passport OR driving licence

It should take around five minutes to complete the form.

WarningThis grant is no longer taking new applications.

Next steps

We will review your application within 14 days and let you know if you are entitled to a payment. We will then make a payment by BACS transfer to the bank account that you have provided. If you have applied before we will make the payment on your next payment run.

Discretionary schemes

Discretionary grants which are available to businesses that are impacted by national restrictions but not required to close, or are not eligible for other support.

Apply for discretionary grants

Discretionary grants help businesses that are open, but have been severely impacted due to national restrictions, and businesses that are not eligible for support such as the LRSG (Closed) Addendum.

Eligibility

To qualify for this grant, your business must be in Bath & North East Somerset and have:

  • Been open as usual before the restrictions
  • Fewer than 49 employees, or
  • Registered for Business Rates but not mandated to close.

One of the following must also apply:

  • You are not a business rate payer of the premises you trade from, or occupy, and are required to close (this includes businesses registered for Council Tax).
  • Your business is not required to close, but has closed due to a significant impact on trading (this includes business rated and non-business rated businesses).
  • Your business is continuing to operate, but with significantly reduced demand due to social distancing rules (this includes business rated and non-business rated businesses).

You can apply for this grant if your business is in any of the following business sectors:

  • Accommodation
  • Car Repair and MOT services
  • Childcare provision
  • Community centres and halls
  • Education and training
  • Entertainment venues
  • Essential retail
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality venues
  • Leisure and sports facilities
  • Medical and dental services
  • Non-essential retail
  • Personal care facilities
  • Storage and distribution facilities
  • Street trader/market stall
  • Taxi and vehicle Hire businesses

View the full list of businesses required to close from 5 January 2021 on GOV.UK.

Businesses excluded from the Discretionary Grant

Your business will not be eligible if any of the following apply:

  • It is entitled to a grant under the Local Restrictions Support Grant (C)A
  • It has reached the state aid or de minimis limit
  • It is in administration, is insolvent, or where a striking-off notice has been made
  • It is part of a national chain
  • It is private or residential accommodation, where rooms or properties are let out, that do not have a food licence
  • You are self-employed and you are eligible for, or in receipt of, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and you do not have material monthly fixed costs (such as rent or Council Tax)
WarningYour business will not qualify for support under this scheme if it was in administration, insolvent, or a striking off order was made at the time national restrictions started.

How much is the grant?

The amount you get depends on the size of your workforce or on your rateable value, as shown below.

Discretionary grant amounts for open businesses registered for business rates
Rateable Value 5 January 2021 – 15 February 2021 16 February 2021 – 31 March 2021
Exactly £15,000 or below £2,802 £1,468
Between £15,001 and £50,999 £4,200 £2,200
Exactly £51,000 and above £6,300 £3,300
Discretionary grant amounts for closed businesses not registered for business rates
Size of workforce 5 January 2021 – 15 February 2021 16 February 2021 – 31 March 2021
Less than 10 employees £4,200 £2,200
11 – 49 employees £6,300 £3,300
Discretionary grant amounts for open businesses not registered for business rates
Size of workforce 5 January 2021 – 15 February 2021 16 February 2021 – 31 March 2021
Less than 10 employees £2,802 £1,468
11 – 49 employees £4,200 £2,200

Do subsidy (formerly state aid) rules apply?

From 1st January 2021, the EU State Aid rules ceased to exist. The scheme was replaced by subsidies under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and EU. The Local Restrictions Support Grant counts towards subsidies. The rules are fully explained in the government subsidy guidance. By accepting this grant you must confirm that you are not in breach of these rules. It is your responsibility to ensure you abide by these rules.

Before you apply

If you were previously eligible for an Additional Restrictions Grant we have contacted you regarding payment of the 16 February – 31 March 2021 grant. If there are no changes to the information you gave us previously we will be able to process your application quickly. Only make a new application if you did not apply for grants in November or December 2020, or January 2021.

If you meet the criteria (above) for the Additional Restrictions Grant, you can apply online. When you make a new application we will also consider your eligibility for any other grants, and will pay them to you if you are eligible.

To complete this form you will need:

  • Business Rates or Council Tax account number
  • Charity number (if applicable)
  • VAT registration number (if applicable)
  • Company number (if the company is registered with Companies House)
  • The number of employees you have
  • Details of any State Aid you have received in the last 3 years
  • Details of the impact on your business, including the proportion of trade you have lost from the closure of other businesses. (We may ask for further information or evidence to support this)
  • Bank details for the account you want the grant paid into
  • A recent bank statement, dated in the last three months, corresponding to the grant payment details you have provided
  • A copy of your passport OR a copy of your driving licence

It should take around 5 minutes to complete the form.

WarningThis grant is no longer taking new applications.

Next steps

We will review your application as quickly as possible, and will let you know if you are entitled to a payment. If you are we will then make a payment by BACS transfer to the bank account that you have provided details for. If you are not successful we will contact you to inform you of this. If you have applied before we will make the payment on your next payment run.

Information about grants available between 2 December 2020 and 4 January 2021 (including Christmas Support Payment)

Grants for businesses that have been severely affected by local Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions, including the Christmas support payment for wet led pubs.

The Local Restrictions Support Grant helps businesses that have not had to close, but which have been severely impacted due to local Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions. There is also a discretionary grant available to businesses who are not registered for Business Rates, but have been impacted by local Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions.

Bath and North East Somerset was in tiered restrictions for the following dates:

  • Tier 2: 2 December 2020 to 30 December 2020 (29 day period)
  • Tier 3: 31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 (5 day period)

National restrictions were imposed on 5 January 2021. You can expand the sections below to find out which grants you may be eligible for.

Businesses registered for business rates

Eligibility

You may be eligible if your business is in any of the following sectors:

  • Indoor and outdoor leisure facilities
  • Entertainment venues
  • Hospitality venues, such as restaurants, bars and pubs
  • Hotels, hostels and B&Bs

To qualify for this grant, your business must be in Bath & North East Somerset, and has been:

  • Open as usual before the restrictions
  • Providing services in person to customers from your premises
  • Has not had to close but has been impacted by local restrictions
  • Registered for business rates for your premises before restrictions started.

You can view which businesses need to close on the GOV.UK website.

WarningYour business will not qualify for support under this scheme if it was in administration, insolvent, or a striking off order was made at the time local restrictions started.

How much is the grant and when will it be paid?

The amount you will receive is based on whether your business was mandated by law to close (or remained open) during the period, and your rateable value.

Tier 2: 2 December 2020 to 30 December 2020
Rateable value Open Closed
Exactly £15,000 or below £967 £1,382
Between £15,001 and £50,999 £1,450 £2,071
Exactly £51,000 and above £2,175 £3,107
Tier 3: 31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021
Rateable value Open Closed
Exactly £15,000 or below £167 £238
Between £15,001 and £50,999 £250 £357
Exactly £51,000 and above £375 £536

You can find the rateable value of your premises in the top right hand corner of your business rates bill (view an example bill), or you can check the VOA website by searching for your property and locating the Local Authority Reference Number under Valuation Information.

The following example shows how a business might calculate how much it is eligible for.

Bromley’s Bistro is a restaurant in the city centre with a rateable value of £22,000. From 2 December to 30 December 2020 they were allowed to open. From 31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 they were mandated by law to close. The business would be entitled to £1,450 + £357 = £1,807 for the whole period.

If you were eligible for an LRSG (Closed) Addendum grant for the November lockdown, you should have already received the first 28 day payment. We will shortly be making a payment for the remaining 6 days.

If you were eligible for an Additional Restrictions Grant we will be contacting you shortly to make payment.

Businesses not registered for business rates.

Eligibility

You may be eligible if your business is in any of the following sectors:

  • Accommodation
  • Car Repair and MOT services
  • Childcare provision
  • Community centres and halls
  • Education and training
  • Entertainment venues
  • Essential retail
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality venues
  • Leisure and sports facilities
  • Medical and dental services
  • Non-essential retail
  • Personal care facilities
  • Storage and distribution facilities
  • Street trader/market stall
  • Taxi and vehicle Hire businesses

One of the following must also apply:

  • Your business is not required to close, but has closed due to a significant impact on trading
  • Your business is continuing to operate, but with significantly reduced demand due to social distancing rules

How much is the grant and when will it be paid?

The amount you will receive is based on whether your business was mandated by law to close (or remained open) during the period and your number of employees.

Grant amounts for businesses not registered for business rates
Number of Employees Tier 2 Tier 3
Less than 10 £967 £167
Between 10 and 49 £1,450 £250

If you were eligible for an Additional Restrictions Grant we will be contacting you shortly to make payment.

Information about the Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs

One off grant for wet-led pubs in areas under Tier 2 or 3 restrictions.

On 1 December 2020, the government announced the introduction of additional support over the festive period for wet-led pubs in areas under Tier 2 or 3 restrictions. You can apply for this grant until 31 January 2021.

There is no definitive description of a traditional pub or public house in law that could be readily used to determine eligibility. However, for the purposes of this grant, pubs should under normal circumstances (without local or national restrictions) be described as:

  • open to the general public
  • allow free entry other than when occasional entertainment is provided
  • allow drinking without requiring food to be consumed
  • permit drinks to be purchased at a bar

For these purposes, the definition of a pub excludes: restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, hotels, snack bars, guesthouses, boarding houses, sporting venues, music venues, festival sites, theatres, museums, exhibition halls, cinemas, concert halls and casinos.

For the purposes of this grant, a wet-led pub is defined as a pub that derived less than 50% of its income from sales of food before 11 March 2020.

WarningYour business will not qualify for support under this scheme if it was in administration, insolvent, or a striking off order was made at the time local restrictions started.

How much is the grant and when will it be paid?

If your wet-led pub was under Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions for all or part of the period between 2 and 29 December 2020, we will pay a £1,000 flat-rate grant.

If you have already applied for a grant with us we will contact you by email and invite you to apply. If you have not previously applied for a grant, then you can apply for the LRSG (Closed) Addendum online. If you are eligible for the Christmas Support payment, we will pay this with the other grant

Next steps

We will review your LRSG grants application within 14 days and let you know if you are entitled to a payment. We will then make a payment by BACS transfer to the bank account that you have provided. If you are eligible for the Christmas Support payment, we will make the payment with your LRSG grant payment.

Do subsidy (formerly state aid) rules apply?

From 1 January 2021, the EU State Aid rules ceased to exist. The scheme was replaced by subsidies under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the UK and EU. The Local Restrictions Support Grant counts towards subsidies. The rules are fully explained in the government subsidy guidance. By accepting this grant you must confirm that you are not in breach of these rules. It is your responsibility to ensure you abide by these rules.

Other grants and loans you can apply for

Sources of other grants and loans your business may be able to apply for

Apply for a Bounce Back Loan on the GOV.UK website. These are government-backed loans of £2,000 to £50,000 for small and medium businesses, interest free for 12 months.

Apply for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme on the GOV.UK website. This loan provides financial support to smaller businesses affected by COVID-19.

Apply for the COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility on the GOV.UK website. This scheme helps large businesses affected by COVID-19 through the purchase of their short-term debt.

Apply for the coronavirus Future Fund on the GOV.UK website. This scheme will issue convertible loans between £125,000 to £5 million to innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Apply for the Musicians' Union Coronavirus Hardship Fund on the Musician's Union website. The union has set up a £1M hardship fund that members with genuine and pressing hardship can apply to.

Apply for the National Lottery Community Fund on their website. This fund is to help community organisations continue to deliver activity, and to help them adapt to new and future challenges.