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Enhanced Lockdown Discretionary Grant

The allocated funding for the discretionary grant has now oversubscribed in Merthyr.  Any applications received may not be processed.  We will contact you within 30 days to confirm whether your application has been successful.  Thank you

The Welsh Government have launched the Lockdown Discretionary Grant to help businesses survive the economic consequences of the national firebreak lockdown in Wales as a result of coronavirus (Covid-19). 

The purpose of the grant is to support businesses with immediate cash flow support to help them survive the economic consequences of the national firebreak lockdown in Wales. This includes supporting the costs of retaining staff where appropriate. The grant seeks to complement other Covid-19 response measures to support businesses, social enterprises and charitable organisations in Wales. 

Grant amount 1 - a discretionary grant of £1,500 is available to assist businesses that have:

  • Been forced to close (as defined by the regulations) as a result of the national firebreak lockdown
  • OR are able to demonstrate that the national firebreak lockdown will result in at least a 80% reduction in their turnover for that period

Grant amount 2 - a discretionary grant of £2,000 is available to assist businesses that have:

  • Been forced to close (as defined by the regulations) as a result of the national firebreak lockdown
  • OR are able to demonstrate that the national firebreak lockdown will result in at least a 80% reduction in their turnover for that period 
  • AND have been subject to local restrictions for 3 weeks or more up to the 23rd October and experienced at least a 50% reduction in their turnover for that period. 

You cannot apply for Grant 1 and Grant 2.

You are not eligible for this grant if:

  • You are eligible for, or have received, the Lockdown Non-Domestic Rate Grant from your Local Authority
  • You have 50 or more employees
  • If the business generates less than 50% of your income. The business must be your main source of income. 

For further information on this grant please read the Lockdown Discretionary Grant Guidance Document (insert link to doc).

The grant will be open to applications from the week commencing 26th October and will close at 5pm on the 20th November 2020 or when the fund has been fully committed.

The allocated funding for the discretionary grant has now oversubscribed in Merthyr.  Any applications received may not be processed.  We will contact you within 30 days to confirm whether your application has been successful.  Thank you

Discretionary Grant Application Form

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