Business support grants

These are the types of grant available to Crawley businesses affected by Covid-19 restrictions.

Grant name
Status
Description
Priority sectors
Grant value
Grant name
Local Restrictions Support Grants (closed businesses), 5 January
Status
Currently open
Description
Businesses made to close from 5 January due to national lockdown
Priority sectors
All
Grant value
Up to £4,000
Grant name
Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (one-off)
Status
Currently open
Description
Businesses made to close from 5 January due to national lockdown
Priority sectors
All
Grant value
Up to £13,500
Grant name
Local Restrictions Support Grants (closed businesses) Tier 4
Status
Currently open
Description
Businesses made to close from 26 December due to Tier 4  restrictions
Priority sectors
All
Grant value
Up to £1,500
Grant name
Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed businesses) 5 November
Status
Currently open
Description
Businesses made to close during the 2nd National Lockdown
Priority sectors
All
Grant value
Up to £3,000
Grant name
Wet-Led Pubs Grant
Status
Closes 31 March 2021
Description
Any wet-let pub with less than 50% income from food
Priority sectors
Hospitality
Grant value
£1,000
Grant name
Additional Restrictions Discretionary Grant
Status
Closes 31 March 2021
Description
Businesses financially impacted by the pandemic and not eligible for other grants
Priority sectors
All
Grant value
Up to £3,000
Grant name
Local Restrictions Support Grant (open businesses)
Status
Currently closed
Description
Businesses financially impacted due to Tier 2 restrictions in the 2 weeks from 2 December
Priority sectors
Leisure, Hospitality, Hotels, Bed and Breakfast
Grant value
Up to £1,050

Eligibility and evidence needed

Find out which scheme your business may be eligible for and the evidence you will need to provide when you apply:

Local Restriction Support Grants (closed businesses) 05/01/21

Eligible businesses are those who:

  • Are based in Crawley
  • Pay business rates (and you are the ratepayer)
  • Have been required to close because of the national lockdown from 5 January 2021
  • Have been unable to provide in-person customer service from your premises

In addition to your business rates number you will need to upload the following information when you apply:

  • Proof of ID (e.g. for Ltd company: financial accounts or for sole trader: passport, driving licence)
  • Evidence of trading before 05/01/20 (e.g. delivery note, expenses receipt, purchase order, sales receipt)
  • Evidence of named holder of bank account (e.g. copy of bank statement)
  • Evidence of occupation before 05/01/20 x 2 (e.g. utility bill such as gas, electric, water or landline)

Find out if your business will be eligible with these guides from GOV.UK:

Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (one-off)

Eligible businesses are those who:

  • Are based in Crawley
  • Pay business rates (and you are the ratepayer)
  • Have been required to close because of the national lockdown from 5 January 2021
  • Have been unable to provide in-person customer service from your premises

In addition to your business rates number you will need to upload the following information when you apply:

  • Proof of ID (e.g. for Ltd company: financial accounts or for sole trader: passport, driving licence)
  • Evidence of trading before 05/01/20 (e.g. delivery note, expenses receipt, purchase order, sales receipt)
  • Evidence of named holder of bank account (e.g. copy of bank statement)
  • Evidence of occupation before 05/01/20 x 2 (e.g. utility bill such as gas, electric, water or landline)

Find out if your business will be eligible with these guides from GOV.UK:

Local Restriction Support Grants (closed businesses) 26/12/20

Eligible businesses are those who:

  • Are based in Crawley
  • Pay business rates (and you are the ratepayer)
  • Have been required to close because of the Tier 4 restrictions from 26 December 2020 to 8 January 2021
  • Have been unable to provide in-person customer service from your premises

In addition to your business rates number you will need to upload the following information when you apply:

  • Proof of ID (e.g. for Ltd company: financial accounts or for sole trader: passport, driving licence)
  • Evidence of trading before 26/12/20 (e.g. delivery note, expenses receipt, purchase order, sales receipt)
  • Evidence of named holder of bank account (e.g. copy of bank statement)
  • Evidence of occupation before 26/12/20 x 2 (e.g. utility bill such as gas, electric, water or landline)

Find out if your business will be eligible with these guides from GOV.UK:

Local Restriction Support Grant (closed businesses) 5/11/20

Eligible businesses are those who:

  • Are based in Crawley
  • Pay business rates (and you are the ratepayer)
  • Have been required to close because of the national restrictions from 5 November to 2 December 2020
  • Have been unable to provide in-person customer service from your premises

In addition to your business rates number you will need to upload the following information when you apply:

  • Proof of ID (e.g. for Ltd company: financial accounts or for sole trader: passport, driving licence)
  • Evidence of trading on 04/11/20 (e.g. delivery note, expenses receipt, purchase order, sales receipt)
  • Evidence of named holder of bank account (e.g. copy of bank statement)
  • Evidence of occupation on 04/11/20 x 2 (e.g. utility bill such as gas, electric, water or landline)

Find out if your business will be eligible with these guides from GOV.UK:

Christmas grant for wet-led pubs

Eligible businesses are those who:

  • Are pubs based in Crawley
  • Pay business rates (and you are the ratepayer)
  • Were required to close because of the regional restrictions introduced on 2 December
  • Earn less than 50% of income from food

The following types of businesses are not eligible for this grant:

  • Restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, hotels, snack bars, guesthouses, boarding houses, sporting venues, music venues, theatres, museums, cinemas.

In addition to your business rates number you will need to upload the following information when you apply:

  • Proof of identity of sole trader (passport or driving licence) or limited company (corporate insurance certificate or company certificate) 
  • Latest accounts as filed with HMRC. These should be dated no later than 31/03/2020. If the business opened after 31/03/2020, provide current accounts to date for this tax year
  • Evidence of trading before local or national lockdowns forced the business to close, e.g. till receipts, documented payments, evidence of bookings
  • Evidence of bank account - statements including the grant applicant's name

Find out if your business will be eligible with these guides from GOV.UK:

Additional Restrictions Discretionary Grant

Eligible businesses are those who:

  • Are based in Crawley
  • Are not entitled to Local Restriction Support Grants, and
  • Were open and trading the day before national restrictions were imposed (Wednesday 4 November), and
  • Are now required to close under national restrictions or, while not legally forced to close, are severely impacted by the restrictions

In order for an application to be considered, we require businesses to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria. The more meaningful the evidence, the more compelling the grant application will be.  We anticipate that to do this, applicants will need to provide as a minimum:

  • Evidence that the property is closed, or partially closed (e.g. a retail premise trading as click and collect only).
  • Proof of identity of sole trader (passport or driving licence) or limited company (corporate insurance certificate or company certificate) 
  • Evidence of trading on 4 November 2020, e.g. till receipts, documented payments, evidence of bookings.
  • Evidence of occupation on 4 November 2020 - two utility bills for the business premises, including gas, electricity, water or landline/broadband
  • Evidence of bank account - statements including the grant applicant's name
  • Evidence of unavoidable fixed property costs incurred by the business such as rent, rates or mortgage payments, this does not include personal or household costs. This should take the form of leases/agreements showing an obligation to pay and bank statements showing that payments have actually been made 
  • Evidence that the business falls within the criteria of those businesses required to close (or partially close) or evidence to demonstrate a substantial loss in income as a result of the national restrictions.  This is likely to be in the form of filed accounts for previous years and management accounts/bank statements for the current period. For example, a minimum of three months bank statements may be required
  • Details of any registration number e.g. Taxi Drivers
  • Confirmation of State Aid compliance. There is a requirement for all grants made under this scheme to be state aid compliant 

Find out if your business will be eligible with this guide from GOV.UK:

Local Restriction Support Grant (open businesses)

Eligible businesses are those who:

  • Are based in Crawley
  • Pay business rates (and you are the ratepayer) and were trading prior to lockdown
  • Have been financially impacted by Tier 2 restrictions from 2 December 2020

In addition to your business rates number you will need to upload the following information when you apply:

  • Proof of ID (e.g. for Ltd company: financial accounts or for sole trader: passport, driving licence)
  • Evidence of trading on 01/12/20 (e.g. delivery note, expenses receipt, purchase order, sales receipt)
  • Evidence of named holder of bank account (e.g. copy of bank statement)
  • Evidence of occupation on 01/12/20 x 2 (e.g. utility bill such as gas, electric, water or landline)

Find out if your business will be eligible with these guides from GOV.UK:

How to apply

Please check your eligibility then visit grantapproval.co.uk to apply for a grant scheme. 

If you have any questions, please email the business grants team