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Grant Funding Schemes FAQ

Two business grant schemes, the Small Business Grants Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund, were announced by the Chancellor on 11 and 17 March 2020.

The funding was available to help small, rural, retail, leisure and hospitality businesses with their ongoing business costs in recognition of the disruption caused by COVID-19.

Applications for the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF), and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLG) closed on 28 August 2020. We are unable to consider any new enquiries or applications for either of these grant schemes.

Guidance on the two funding schemes has been published and updated on the GOV.UK website.

A set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) in relation to the Grant Funding Schemes is also available.