More discretionary grants for small businesses in Stoke-on-Trent

The second round of applications for the Discretionary Business Grant Fund is now open – with a share of £1.5 million available.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is encouraging small businesses in the city, that have been affected by Covid-19 to apply for the grant if they previously missed out on the Small Business Grant scheme as their rateable value exceeds £15,000 and they did not meet the eligibility for the Extended Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant.

For more information, please visit www.stoke.gov.uk/discretionarygrant.

Under the scheme, grants are available to support business which meets all of the following criteria:

  • small and micro-businesses;
  • relatively high ongoing fixed property-related costs;
  • can demonstrate the business has suffered a significant fall in income due to the COVID-19 crisis;
  • the business occupies property, or part of a property, with a rateable value, annual rent or mortgage payments below £51,000

The deadline for applications is Thursday 9 July at 4pm.

Apply here

Stoke-on-Trent City Council gave 238 businesses grants of £5,000 and issued a total of £1.3 million in the first round of applications.