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Business grants and support

Financial help was made available to support local businesses affected by COVID restrictions during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

The CARF discount scheme is to support Business Rates payers that have been adversely affected by the pandemic but do not qualify for previous COVID related schemes. Applications close 13 February 2022.

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grants (OHLG)

The Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme is to support businesses in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors that offer in-person services. 

Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG)

All approved applications have been fully paid up to 14 April 2021.  The ARG scheme is currently being developed, we will invite businesses to apply as soon as it is available.


Previous schemes

The following schemes have closed. All applications have been processed and successful claims have been paid:


Last updated on 21 January 2022