Discretionary Grant Scheme

Applying for the Additional Restrictions Grant

Applications for the current Additional Restrictions Grant scheme will close on 30 April 2021.

If your business is not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grants, it may be eligible for a discretionary grant.

If you're self-employed, you are not eligible for the discretionary grant schemes. You can visit our web page to find support if you're self-employed.

  1. Economic Recovery Fund
  2. Additional Restrictions Grant

Economic Recovery Fund

The Economic Recovery Fund is made up of 5 business grants.

The Stockport Economic Recovery Boost Grant

This grant will be provided to businesses that have received funding from the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme for closed businesses that have separate commercial premises with ongoing costs.

Businesses do not need to apply for this scheme. We'll contact you to let you know about the payment you'll receive.

The Stockport Economic Recovery Market Place and Underbanks Independent Retailer Boost Grant

This grant is to support smaller, independent retail businesses with premises in the Market Place and Underbanks area only, to reopen and restart their businesses.

Eligible businesses will receive a one-off fixed grant of £3,000.

Applications will close on 31 May 2021.

The Stockport Economic Recovery Hospitality Sector Boost Grant

This grant is to support the reopening of hospitality businesses with premises in Stockport.

Eligible businesses will receive a one-off fixed grant of £5,000.

Applications will close on 31 May 2021.

The Stockport Economic Recovery Covid Capital Grant

This grant is for businesses that need to make changes to their premises and/or to buy additional equipment to support reopening safely.

Applications will close on 31 May 2021.

The Stockport Economic Recovery Locality Boost Grant

This grant is for district centre trading associations or their equivalent. District centre trading associations can bid for your local area to run events to to drive footfall that will support support local businesses that are reopening.

If the local area does not have a trading association that can lead the bid, an equivalent lead accountable body or local business will need to be agreed by businesses in that area. They will then lead as the single point of contact for their area.

Only one application for each local area will be accepted.

Applications will close on 17 May 2021.

Applying for the Economic Recovery Fund

To apply for any of the Economic Recovery Fund grants, please email SKLADGRANTS@stockport.gov.uk.

We'll send you:

  • a copy of the guidance which sets out the eligibility criteria for each of the grants
  • an application form that asks you to provide some extra information

You must upload the application form as part of the online application process.


Additional Restrictions Grant

You can apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant if your business:

  • does not directly pay Business Rates and was forced to close due to the national restrictions from 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020

or

  • supplies the hospitality and leisure sectors and has been severely impacted by the national restrictions

Eligibility

This is a discretionary grant. Your business will be considered for the grant if it meets the following criteria:

  • your business must have been negatively impacted by the national restrictions and:
  • your business is not eligible for the Local restrictions Support Grant
  • your business has significant fixed costs which are not related to employment
  • your business supplies the hospitality and leisure sectors which have been negatively impacted by national restrictions
  • you have separate business premises that are not part of your main home
  • your business must have a registered address in Stockport
  • your business must have been actively trading on and before the 4 November 2020
  • your business must comply with State Aid rules

From 4 March 2021, State Aid was replaced by the Business Grant Subsidy Allowance. Subject to these financial limits, businesses will be entitled to receive a grant for each eligible premises.

From 25 January 2021 supply chain businesses from sectors other than hospitality and leisure can apply for the grant. They must have separate business premises outside of the home, and have had their trade substantially negatively impacted because of reduced trading.

How much businesses will receive

Eligible businesses that do not pay Business Rates will receive a fixed grant of up to £1,000 for the 28 day national restrictions period.

Businesses that supply the hospitality and leisure sectors, or the other qualifying sectors from 25 January detailed above, that were not forced to close, will receive a grant.

Businesses that have a rateable value:

  • of £15,000 or less or no specific rateable value will receive up to £934 per 28 day national restriction period

  • between £15,001 and £51,000 will receive up to £1,400 per 28 day national restriction period

  • of £51,001 or more will receive up to £2,100 per 28 day national restriction period

Businesses that are not eligible

Businesses are not eligible if they:

  • are able to continue to trade because they can operate their services remotely or online
  • have chosen to close but are not required to
  • have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of State Aid permitted under the de minimis and the COVID-19 Temporary State Aid Framework
  • are or were in administration, insolvent or where a striking off notice has been made at the date of the national restrictions
  • are still subject to national closures, for example, nightclubs
  • are subject to enforcement action for not complying with Covid-secure operating practices

Apply for the Discretionary Grant Scheme