Businesses that pay little or no business rates

The government will provide additional Small Business Grant Scheme funding for local authorities to support small businesses that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBBR), rural rate relief (RRR) and tapered relief. This will provide a one-off grant of £10,000 to eligible businesses to help meet their ongoing business costs.

Please read the Government Guidance for Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund.


You are eligible if:

  • your business is based in England
  • you are a small business and already receive SBBR and/or RRR
  • you are a business that occupies property

How to access the scheme

We are waiting to receive funds. Once they are received, we will start administering them. In the interim, please fill in the apply online form, (link below), so that we have your business and contact details.

Please note: We have received a large number of applications for grants and are processing them as quickly as we can. We will contact you very soon about your application. 

If you have already submitted a form there is no need to submit another one.

Any grant award is required to comply with the EU law on State Aid, where you cannot receive 'State Aid' in excess of €800,000, over a three year period, under the Regulations EC 1407/2013.

Apply online