Covid-19 Business Support Grants

Here you will find information about the grants and financial help available to local businesses as a result of Covid-19 local and national restrictions.

Available Business Support Grants

As part of the Chancellor's Budget announcement on 3 March 2021, the Government provided details of the Restart Grant scheme to help support non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England. This one off grant will be made available to eligible businesses from April 2021 in order to help them reopen safely as lock down restrictions are eased.

We are pleased to confirm that eligible business, who have already received grants under the LRSG schemes have now been paid their Restart Grant (where applicable). Grant payments totalling £14.1m were made to over 2,000 Doncaster businesses on 8 April 2021. Please allow 3-5 working days for payments to reach your nominated bank account. 

Our application process is now open for eligible rate paying businesses who have not yet received a Restart Grant payment.

Grants of up to £6,000 will be paid to non-essential retail business premises. Grants of up to £18,000 will be allocated to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises, which may open later under plans set out in the road map and will be more impacted by restrictions as they reopen. 

Businesses which have already been awarded grant payments under the Local Restrictions Support Grant schemes DO NOT need to re-apply for the Restart Grant. We will automatically identify eligible businesses and where a grant is payable, we will process payments to the eligible businesses as soon as possible. If eligible, you will receive a further email notification once a payment has been made to you.

This grant is open to both businesses who do pay business rates and those who don't. 

Upcoming Grants

This grant will reopen on Thursday 1st July 2021 at 9am.

This grant will provide help and assistance to Doncaster start-ups, micro and small to medium businesses affected by the pandemic and the impacts of Brexit to recover and grow.

Eligible businesses will be able to access grants up to £5,000 to help fund projects in a range of areas.

Potential applicants will need to register their project by calling Business Doncaster on 01302 735555.

Eligibility checks will be carried out and qualifying businesses will be sent an application pack and a business advisor will be appointed to support you through the application process.

Our phone lines may be busy and we may be unable to answer your call initially. If you can't get through please keep calling rather than leaving a message on the answering machine.

Last updated: 09 June 2021, 13:55