There are a number of different schemes we administer for which you may be eligible. You can apply for all the schemes using the one form.
The government is reviewing Covid-19 restrictions every two weeks. You only need to apply once for a grant.
We will pay any grant that is due up to the date of application. We will review applications every time restrictions change to pay any new grant that you are eligible for.
You only need to apply once, and it will cover all of the following schemes:
- national lockdown business grant
- discretionary grants
- additional restrictions grant
- business adaptations grant
You can also fill out the Christmas support payment form if you are a 'wet-led' pub.
Update 5 January 2021
The Chancellor has announced funding for further one-off grants for businesses and additional discretionary funding. As soon as we receive the money and guidance, we will pay out these grants to eligible businesses.
If you have already applied for grants since November 2020, you will not need to do anything more to receive the additional grants.
You should not make multiple applications, as this creates extra work and slows down the rate at which we can make payments.
This does not apply if you only applied for grants between April 2020 and September 2020.
In the meantime, we will continue to pay out any grants that are applicable to the Tier 2, 3 and 4 restriction periods that have been in place since 17 October 2020 for as long they are appropriate.
Keep up to date
We are asking all businesses to sign up to the Chelmsford business e-newsletterand our closedFacebook Group which is for businesses only.
We will update these channels as regularly as possible to make sure your business has access to the latest information.
Previous grant funds
Between April 2020 and September 2020, we paid out the following business grant funds to eligible businesses:
- Small Business Grants: 1,739 payments totalling £17,390,000
- Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grants: 699 payments totalling £13,890,000
- Discretionary Grants: 309 payments totalling £1,627,990
These three funds have closed and we are no longer accepting applications for them.
If you received a payment from any of these funds before October 2020, you will need to make a new application for the current grant funds.
You will not automatically receive payments from the new funds.
This is because the eligibility criteria are different.