Financial assistance for businesses adversely affected by COVID-19

Business Support Grants

The government is providing funding for local authorities to support businesses adversely affected by Covid-19 restrictions. Support is in the form of grants to individual businesses. 

We are now required to undertake additional fraud and banking checks prior to release of grant payments. This is a government requirement and may lead to delays in payment. 

The following grants are available:

Restart Grants

This grant scheme is operational from 1 April 2021 and will provide grant support to the non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym & sport business sectors. Businesses must be the ratepayer of the property.

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A summary of grant schemes and payment values can be found here

A full list of businesses required to close in the various Tiers, can be found here

Government guidance on all the grant schemes can be found here

For further information or if you have any queries please e-mail businessrates@hartlepool.gov.uk

In addition to the support outlined above, the government has a number of support packages available for businesses. Please go to www.gov.uk for further information on the support available.