Business Support for Covid Restrictions – Covid-19 Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) Emergency Fund opens today

Grants will be available to business who are impacted by the recent set of restrictions from 26th December 2021 to 14th February 2022 announced by Welsh Government.

All grant schemes close to new applications at 5pm on the 14th February 2022.

There are two schemes for retail, hospitality, leisure and tourism business and their supply chains affected by the restrictions. You can only apply for one scheme that is suitable for you so please read the qualifying conditions below for both BEFORE commencing your application.

Scheme 1 – Businesses That Pay Business Rates
A £2,000 cash grant payment for hospitality, retail, tourism and leisure businesses with Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) with a rateable value under £12,000. You can only receive payment for two properties

A £4,000 cash grant payment for hospitality, retail, tourism and leisure businesses with a rateable value between £12,001 and £51,000

A £6,000 cash grant payment for hospitality, retail, tourism and leisure businesses with a rateable value between £51,001 and £500,000.

A supply chain business that supplies impacted hospitality, retail, tourism and leisure businesses and can prove a 40% reduction in their turnover can also apply.

Scheme 2 – Discretionary Scheme for Business that Don’t Pay Business Rates or Are Not Eligible For Scheme 1

A £500 cash grant payment for hospitality, tourism, retail and leisure businesses which do not employ anyone apart from the owner, and do not have a property.

A £2,000 cash grant payment for hospitality, tourism, retail and leisure businesses who employ staff through PAYE (in addition to the owner).

A supply chain business that supplies impacted hospitality, retail, tourism and leisure businesses AND generates 60% or more of its sales revenue from those businesses directly impacted by the restrictions AND can prove a 40% reduction in turnover.

Links for some S Wales local authority areas are provided below:

Powys
Carmarthenshire
Monmouthshire
Merthyr Tydfil
Torfaen
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Neath Port Talbot
Blaenau Gwent

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