Covid -19 Business Support Grants

Information about the grants and financial help available to local businesses as a result of Covid-19 local and national restrictions.

Restart Grant Scheme - Scheme closed 30 June 2021

This scheme closed to new applications on 30 June 2021. If you have applied before the closing date and have still not received a decision notice, your application will still be considered, with all eligible payments made before 31 July 2021.

Other schemes still available

Economic Recovery Grant - scheme now closed but will re-open on 1 August 2021.

This grant will provide help and assistance to Doncaster start-ups, micro and small to medium businesses affected by the pandemic and the impacts of Brexit to recover and grow.

Eligible businesses will be able to access grants up to £5,000 to help fund projects in a range of areas.

Potential applicants will need to register their project by calling Business Doncaster on 01302 735555.

Eligibility checks will be carried out and qualifying businesses will be sent an application pack and a business advisor will be appointed to support you through the application process.

Closed Schemes

For details of all previously available grant schemes, please go to our closed schemes page.

Grant subsidy rules

The EU State aid rules no longer apply to subsidies granted in the UK following the end of the transition period, which ended on 31 December 2020. For more information about the new UK subsidy allowance rules please vist the page: COVID-19 business grant subsidy allowance guidance.

Frequently asked questions

How much is the grant payment?

Please see the individual grant schemes for details of any amounts payable. 

When will my grant be paid?

We aim to make payment to eligible businesses within 10 working days of receiving an application.

We apologise if your grant request is taking longer to consider. This may be because they need further checks before a payment can be made. This is often as a result of a discrepancy between our business rates records and the information you have provided on your e-form.

If your grant request is still outstanding, please remain patient. A member of our team will be in contact if further information is needed from you. 

Will you contact me when you send me a grant payment?

Yes. If you are an eligible business, once your payment has been processed we will send you an email notification, followed by a letter. The letter will include important information about state aid requirements and your eligibility to a grant payments.

How will the grant be paid to me?

Payments are being made by BACS. Payments can take between 3-5 days to reach bank accounts from the date of processing.

Is the grant taxable?

Yes, grant income received by a business is taxable. Grant payments will need to be included as income in the tax return of the business. Only businesses which make an overall profit once grant income is included will be subject to tax.

Can I check the progress of my request?

We ask that you do not contact us to follow up on your request or payment. Doing so requires us to redirect limited resources to answer calls and individual enquiries, slowing our ability to check and process payments to everyone as quickly as possible. 

If your grant application is still outstanding, please remain patient. A member of our team will be in contact if further information is needed from you. If checking the status of your request on MyDoncaster, this may show as 'closed' or ‘pending’. We apologise for this. This does not mean that your request has been dealt with, and it may still be outstanding. We are looking to resolve this error and will deal with all requests as soon as possible. Once your payment has been processed we will send you a letter confirming this.

We thank you for your patience at this difficult time.

Further information about COVID - 19 and the support available to businesses is also available on the website.

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Last updated: 08 July 2021 16:07:22