Small Business Grant Scheme

UPDATED ON 2 APRIL AT 11:13


small business grant scheme

The Government is providing additional funding for Local Authorities to support small businesses that already pay little or no business rates because of small business rate relief (SBRR), rural rate relief (RRR) and tapered relief. This will provide a one-off grant of £10,000 to eligible businesses to help meet their ongoing business costs.

Am I eligible?

You will be eligible if…

1. Your business is based in England AND

2. You are a small business and already receive SBRR and/or RRR AND

3. You are a business that occupies property

How do I access it?

Letters have been sent out to eligible businesses with details on how to apply for the grant.

Businesses based in South Oxfordshire can find the grants claims forms via this link.

Business based in Vale of White Horse can find the grants claims forms via this link.

You will need your bank details and a copy of your latest business rates bill available, as this information will be required in order to complete the forms.

When can I access it?

The grants are now live and businesses can apply using the links above.

Businesses who meet the eligibility criteria have been sent a letter by either South Oxfordshire District Council or Vale of White Horse District Council.

Any enquiries on eligibility for, or provision of, the reliefs and grants should be directed to the relevant business rates team:

South Oxfordshire District Council: sodc.businessrates@secure.capita.co.uk

Vale of White Horse District Council: vowh.businessrates@secure.capita.co.uk


Please note due to the high volumes of contact we are receiving they may not be able to respond immediately.

We expect the first grant payments to be processed from week commencing 6 April 2020.