Support for businesses and employers

13. Discretionary Grant Scheme

On the 1 May 2020 the government announced a top up grant for businesses that are not eligible for other grants. These grants are for:

  • small and micro businesses, as defined in Section 33 Part 2 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and the Companies Act 2006
  • businesses with relatively high ongoing fixed property-related costs
  • businesses which can demonstrate that they've suffered a significant fall in income due to the coronavirus outbreak
  • businesses which occupy property, or part of a property, with a rateable value or annual rent or annual mortgage payments below £51,000

Read our guidance for the Discretionary Grant Scheme PDF 336Kb).

You can also find more information about the scheme in our frequently asked questions (PDF 95Kb) document.

Apply for the Discretionary Grant Scheme