Micro-business support grant

The micro-business support grant is a one-off payment of between £200 and £1,000. The grant is available for businesses that are not eligible for the Additional Restrictions Grant or Local Restrictions Support Grant for open and closed businesses.

Applications will be assessed and paid on a first come first served basis. There is a limited fund of £1m available for this grant scheme and when that has been fully used the scheme will be closed and no further payments made.

The grant is to support businesses that do not have monthly commercial property costs but have fixed asset costs that are required to operate the business. This can include things that belong to your business and are required for the business to operate, such as:

  • a company vehicle
  • storage space
  • rent of specialist equipment or software

The amount that you'll receive will depend on the business expenses that are required for your business to operate.

This grant cannot be used to pay for:

  • mortgage payments on primarily residential properties
  • rent on primarily residential properties
  • utilities, including broadband and landline for primarily residential properties
  • mobile phones that are not exclusively used for the business
  • insurance policies that are not for business use
  • wages
  • personal income for business owners working from home

If you're successful with your application and you receive tax credits and/or benefits which are assessed based on your income, you must tell the relevant agency immediately as this may affect your entitlement.

If you have any questions about the grant you can email SKLADGRANTS@stockport.gov.uk. If you have questions after you've made your application you can email quoting your reference number and business name.

Apply for the micro-business support grant

State Aid

Your business must comply with State Aid rules.

Tax

Grant income received by a business is taxable. Businesses will need to include the micro-business support grant as income on their tax return.

Only businesses that make an overall profit, include grant income will be subject to tax.

Liability

We do not accept any liability for any issues that may arise for businesses because of applying for, receiving, or not receiving grant payments under this scheme.

Appeals

If your application is unsuccessful you can make an appeal. You'll need to email SKLADGRANTS@stockport.gov.uk within one week of receiving the notification of your unsuccessful application. You'll need to include your application reference number, business name, a statement providing additional information and supporting evidence.

Grants will not be given to businesses that have not complied with COVID regulations.