Grant Assistance for Dartford Businesses
Assistance for businesses ordered to close from 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020
To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues to close or restrict how they provide goods and services.
Businesses which have been ordered to close for the period of national lockdown may be eligible for a payment covering the 28 day period for which restrictions are currently in place, where immediately prior to 5 November 2020 the business was open and providing in-person services from their business premises.
The amount of the grant available depends on the rateable value of the business premises as shown on the local rating list:
- For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under as at 5 November 2020 the payment will be £1,334
- For properties with a rateable value between £15,001 and £50,999 as at 5 November 2020 the payment will be £2,000
- For properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over as at 5 November 2020 the payment will be £3,000
The payment will be due to the person who is shown as the ratepayer on 5 November 2020. Payments may be liable to recovery if it is found that the recipient was not the ratepayer on that day. Any business caught falsifying their records to gain grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back.
Grants under this scheme are considered to be State Aid. It is the responsibility of the business to ensure that they do not accept grant payments that would exceed the State Aid limits (if the limit is exceeded the grant may be required to be repaid).
Information you will need to hand to complete the application
- Business Rate account number
- Company number (if applicable)
- VAT Registration Number (if applicable)
- Proof of bank details (paying-in slip, blank cheque or copy bank statement)
If you need assistance with completing the application please call the Business Rates Team on 01322 343008.
Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary)
We have also been provided with funding to help businesses that have been required to close but are not registered for business rates or are able to remain open but have had a significant reduction in income. This will include businesses which supply the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors and businesses in the events sector. To qualify for this funding businesses must have been trading in Dartford on the first day of the restrictions and have business premises in Dartford.
We will keep you up to date with all information on this grant and other support for businesses and will be regularly updating our website and Facebook pages: Dartford Together and Dartford Back in Business.