Discretionary Grant Fund Guidance and FAQ

The Government has produced Guidance and an FAQ on the Discretionary Grant Fund 

The grant is available to businesses with under 50 staff with fixed property costs that are not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. Read the guidance here

They also produced a FAQ guide for Local Authorities to use when assessing applications. There are a number of important statements in this including:

  • Grants can be provided to businesses with a rateable value of more than £51k
  • Grants can be provided to self-catering businesses
  • Businesses with more than one premise can get more than one grant
  • Local Authorities can give grants to businesses that are larger than SMEs
  • Office-based businesses such as tour operators are eligible
  • Suppliers such as those in the Events sector are eligible

Correct as of 29/5/20