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Grants and Funding for eligible businesses

Grants and Business Rate Holiday


Local Authority Discretionary Grant scheme
Maidstone Borough Council has launched a new scheme to support small businesses and charities struggling to meet their fixed building related costs during Covid-19. For more info go here 



Business Rates Holiday

Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England will not have to pay business rates for the 2020-21 tax year. Maidstone Borough Council will be sending revised bills to those businesses that qualify confirming that there are no business rates payable from 1 April. 

For guidance on who qualifies for this scheme go here

For guidance on nursery business discount go here



Grant for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
If businesses in these sectors have a rateable value of of up to £15,000, they will receive a £10,000 grant

If properties in this sector have a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000, then they will recieve a £25,000 grant

A letter or email has been issued to all businesses who pay business rates and qualify for the grants with instructions on what to do to recieve the grant. Any business that belives they qualify and has not yet recieved any correspondence, please complete this form



Support for businesses that pay little or no business rates but occupy property
Businesses in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) Rural Rate Relief (RRR) or tapered relief will be given a £10,000 grant.

A letter or email has been issued to all businesses who pay business rates and qualify for the grants with instructions on what to do to recieve the grant. Any business that belives they qualify and has not yet recieved any correspondence, please complete this form

For more information visit the Goverment Business Support Website

 You can contact our Covid-19 Business Support Team by emailing:
Covid19Business@maidstone.gov.uk