Discretionary Grant Schemes

Applying for the Discretionary Grant Schemes

We're accepting applications for:

  • the Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses) if your business was affected between 5 August and 22 October 2020
  • the Additional Restrictions Grant if your business was affected from 5 November to 2 December 2020

There will be a Discretionary Grant available for the tiered restrictions period in December 2020 and the national restrictions from January 2021. As soon as we receive government guidance, we'll publish information about the grant, including eligibility and how to apply.

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.

The Discretionary Grant Schemes are the:

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses)
  • Additional Restrictions Grant

If you need to apply for both discretionary schemes, you'll need to complete a separate online application for each scheme. The application form is the same for both schemes.

  1. Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses)
  2. Additional Restrictions Grant

Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses)

Hospitality and leisure businesses can apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses) if they have been negatively impacted by the local restrictions, for example, if there's a risk of job losses.

Businesses include:

  • pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes that offer food and drink to be consumed on the premises
  • hotels and bed and breakfasts that provide visitor accommodation, not including Air BnB
  • leisure businesses including recreation, entertainment, sports and tourism
  • supply chain businesses for the hospitality sector

Eligibility

This grant is not available to retail businesses.

This grant is not available for loss of income to support wage or employment costs.

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

  • your business must be based in Stockport
  • your business must have been trading on or before 4 August 2020
  • your business must have been open and trading between 5 August 2020 and 22 October 2020
  • your business is solvent and does not face a striking off notice or liquidation
  • your business must not be subject to enforcement action for not complying with Covid-secure operating practices

You must inform us if you're no longer eligible after you're applied or received payment.

How much businesses will receive

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

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

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 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