Last chance to get Covid-19 business grants as Government scheme set to close

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is making a final call to any eligible local businesses which haven’t yet claimed their Covid-19 Government Business Rates Grant, as the scheme is due to close on Friday, August 28.

Since March 2020, the council has encouraged eligible businesses to complete the simple online form as swiftly as possible in order to get their grants, with just over £30m so far paid out to assist 2,722 businesses in the borough.

With the Government closing its scheme on Friday, August 28, the council is making a final call for completed forms from businesses which might be eligible for either:

  • A Small Business Rate Relief Grant of £10,000
  • A Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant of either £10,000 or £25,000, dependent on rateable value.

For the link to the online form, information and support about the grants, eligibility criteria and further business advice:


Under the Government’s rules, the claim must come from the ratepayer, and they must have been trading on March 11, 2020 to be eligible.

A business may be eligible if they are in receipt of small business rates relief, or have a rateable value under £51,000 and their business is within the retail, hospitality or leisure trade. Even if a company’s liability is already covered through small business rate relief, they may still be eligible for a grant. 

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