Accessing Business Grants

Access financial support for your business 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support is available to employers and the self-employed. You may be eligible for loans, tax relief and cash grants.

Access .GOV's business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.

The Chancellor has set out a package of targeted financial measures to support businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.

For SMEs, this includes:

  • small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief
  • grant funding of £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000

To enable businesses to access funding, Business West has compiled links to the small business grant application forms in each of the local authority areas Business West serves, as below:

For larger firms, this includes:

A government-backed loan scheme for large businesses affected by coronavirus has been expanded to cover all viable firms, announced on 16th April.

West of England Local Authorities

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has allocated £213.9m for eligible West of England businesses to apply for either the Small Business Grant or Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grant. All local councils now have online applications which can be accessed below.

You can view how well your local authority is doing in getting money to your business and how to apply via links provided here.

Bath & North East Somerset

City of Bristol

North Somerset

South Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire County Council

Swindon Borough Council

Wiltshire Council