ERF Restrictions Business Fund
The Welsh Government has launched the Restrictions Business Fund to support businesses (principally in the hospitality, tourism, leisure and non-essential retail sectors) with cash flow support and to help them survive the economic consequences of the additional restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19 starting on Friday 4th December.
These non-domestic rates (NDR) linked grants seek to complement other Covid-19 response measures to support businesses, social enterprises and charitable organisations in Wales. You cannot and should not apply for the local discretionary fund grant if you are eligible for one of these NDR linked grants.
A £3,000 cash grant payment for hospitality businesses / hospitality not-for-profit organisations and non-essential retail businesses with Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) qualifying hereditaments with a rateable value of £12,000 or less.
A £5,000 cash grant payment for hospitality businesses / hospitality not-for-profit organisations and non-essential retail businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value between £12,001 and £51,000.
A £5,000 cash grant payment for hospitality businesses / hospitality not-for-profit organisations and non-essential retail businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value between £51,001 and £150,000.
These grants will also be available to hospitality, tourism and leisure businesses / hospitality, tourism and leisure not-for-profit organisations and their supply chains and retail businesses with qualifying properties that can evidence (on a self-declared basis) greater than 40% reduction in turnover as a direct result of new restrictions.
Those businesses will be asked to self-declare whether they have experienced a 40% reduction in turnover for December 2020 as compared to December 2019. If the business was not trading in December 2019, the comparison in turnover should be for the monthly turnover for December 2020 vs September 2020. The turnover reduction must be as a direct result of the new restrictions introduced on and since 4th December.
Eligible hospitality and non-essential retail businesses and not-for profit organisations do not need to make any form of self-declaration in respect of their turnover.
The applicant’s hereditament must have been on the NDR rating list as of the 1st September 2020 and the ratepayer needs to have been in occupation of the property as of the 30th November 2020.
Please only compete this application form if you are liable for paying business rates to your local authority.
For further information please read the Restrictions Business Fund NDR Grant Guidance Document
ERF Restrictions Discretionary Grant
A discretionary grant of £2,000 is available to assist businesses that have:
- Been forced or required to close as a result of the national restrictions put in place for hospitality businesses
- OR estimate that the latest restrictions put in place will result in at least a 40% reduction in their turnover for December 2020 as compared to December 2019 (or September 2020 turnover if not trading in December 2019)
For further information please read the Restrictions Business Fund Discretionary Grant Guidance Document.
Businesses cannot apply for the NDR grant and the Discretionary Grant.
Unfortunately the Restrictions Business Fund Discretionary Grant is now fully committed and no further applications are being considered