Discretionary Local Business Grants
The Government have allocated additional funds to local authorities to enable them to provide grants to certain sole traders and SMEs who have not been able to access the COVID-19 government support.
Every local authority has the discretion to use these funds to support local businesses. This means that eligibility criteria may vary depending on which borough your business is based in.
Check if you are eligible…
Before you apply, make sure you meet the core national criteria which apply to everyone.
To be eligible you have to be an SME (as defined in Section 33 Part 2 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and the Companies Act 2006) and:
- Have relatively high ongoing fixed property-related costs.
- Be able to demonstrate that you have suffered a significant fall in income due to the COVID-19 crisis.
- Have been trading on 11 March.
- Not be eligible for other central government COVID-19 related scheme (apart from the Self Employed Income support scheme).
If you don’t meet these criteria, sorry but this is not for you. You can find other support and guidance on London Business Hub.
Find your local scheme
The table below provides information and links to each of the London borough schemes. If you unsure which borough your business is based in you can use our postcode checker here.
Grants for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Grants to support businesses during COVID-19.
The Self-employment Income Support Scheme
Advice about the Self-employment Income Support Scheme.