Government Grants

Find out if your business is eligible and apply for a grant now.

Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF) and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund (RHLGF)

In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the government has recently announced two grants to assist businesses.

These grants are available to small businesses and those businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors:

  • A grant of £10,000 for most businesses with a Rateable Value (RV) of up to £15,000
  • Grants of £25,000 for businesses in retail, leisure and hospitality with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000. 

Dudley Council officers are working hard to identify businesses that qualify for this money.

If you believe you may be entitled to either of the above grants, please complete the Business Rates Grant Proforma document Business Rates Grant online form here.

Full details on the grant funding can be found here.


Discretionary Grants Fund

Small businesses have a second chance to claim vital cash grants after more than £1million was given out in the first round of funding.

The second wave of grants from the discretionary grant fund are available, with sums of £2,000, £5,000 or £10,000 based on the type and size of the business.

Applications for Round 2 open on 17th July 2020 and will close at midnight on 2nd August 2020.

Further details and how to apply can be found at Coronavirus Discretionary Grants Fund.