Covid 19 Grant Funding - Closing Dates

8 June 2020

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With the Covid-19 non-domestic rates (NDR) grant scheme closing to new applications at 5pm on 30th June 2020, Cooke & Arkwright director of business rates Jane Shankland provides an overview of the grants that are available to businesses and what they need to do to obtain them.

As a result of the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on business, the Welsh Government introduced support measures to assist business in Wales.  These included 2 separate grant schemes, the Non Domestic Rates (NDR) grant and the Economic Resilience Fund.

Applications for the Economic Resilience Fund have been paused following the large number of applications submitted in the initial weeks.  We await confirmation from Welsh Government if a further round of applications will be accepted for this scheme.

The Covid-19 non-domestic rates (NDR) grant schemes will be closing to new applications at 5pm on 30th June 2020.

This grant is for business rate paying premises only and is split into 2 parts:

  • Grant 1: A grant of £25,000 is being made available for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of between £12,001 and £51,000. This means businesses that occupy properties such as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas, live music venues, hotels, guest and boarding premises and self-catering accommodation.
  • Grant 2: A £10,000 grant to all businesses eligible for small business rates relief (SBRR) in Wales with a rateable value of £12,000 or less.

If you are eligible and you have not already applied, please ensure that you apply via your local authority before this date. Any applications received after 5pm on 30 June 2020 will not be considered.

Further information can be found at:

If you need further information on this or any business rates related issue, please do not hesitate to contact myself or my colleagues Andrew West or Huw Jones.

Mansford has expanded its investment portfolio over the last few years. Over this time Andrew West has provided us with a full rating valuation service which has involved giving a view on liabilities prior to acquisitions, as well as conducting negotiations with Valuation Officers on our UK estate. The portfolio includes a wide range of properties from shops, offices and pubs to major leisure schemes. He has been particularly successful in mitigating our liabilities to empty property rate, which has been an issue on acquisition prior to implementing our development and letting strategy. I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew's expertise in rating valuation for all property types. The profile of property within his portfolio and the successes achieved are testament to his position as an extremely accomplished rating practitioner.

Leopold Hall, Partner, Mansford LLP