Business Grants Available During Second Lockdown

Business Grants November Darlington Town Centre

Business grants are available for those that are affected by the second lockdown.

Currently the grants are only available for those businesses in England, which are required to close. For the full list see our blog on which businesses can stay open and which must close.

Which businesses are entitled to the November grants?


Only businesses which occupy business property can claim the November grant.

It is similar to the grants of £10,000 plus which were awarded earlier in the year.

How much can my business claim?


The November business grant is based on the rateable value of the property.

Largest properties can claim a grant of up to £3,000 per month.

How much can businesses with small properties claim?


Properties with a rateable value of under £15,000 or less can claim grants of £1,334 per month or £667 for two weeks.

How much can businesses with medium sized properties claim?


Properties with a rateable value of between £15,000 and £51,000 can claim grants of £2,000 per month or £1,000 for two weeks.

How much can businesses with large sized properties claim?


Properties with a rateable value in excess of £51,000 can claim the largest grant available, which is £3,000 per month or £1,500 for two weeks.

When and how are the grants claimed?


The grants can be claimed from the local council authorities. We have now been made aware that both Durham County Council and Darlington County Council are now accepting applications.

Further detail on Durham County Council grant application and how to apply.

Further detail on Darlington Council grant application and how to apply.

The majority of our clients are located within the above council areas. If your business is with a different council we recommend checking the council website of your area.

Other Business Grants Announced for Second Lockdown

Furlough Extended from November to March – The Scheme had been due to cease in October 2020. As a result of the second lockdown the furlough scheme has now been extended. For further information see our blog Furlough Scheme November to March.

Self Employment Grant Extension – Further grants are to be paid to qualifying self employed businesses. The maximum grant is £7,500 and can be claimed from Monday 30 November.

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