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Coronavirus: Strategic Framework Business Fund

Grant support is available to eligible businesses closed or directly impacted by law in the form of a Temporary Closure Fund and a Restrictions Fund following the area's move up to Level 3 in the Strategic Framework

Find out if you are eligible by viewing the Strategic Framework Business Fund eligibility list.  

A separate application must be completed for each company. If you are a single company with multiple premises, you are only required to complete one application. 

Temporary closure fund 

The temporary closure fund will offer eligible businesses required to close by law:  

  • £2,000 for premises with a rateable value up to and including £51,000  

  • £3,000 for premises with a rateable value of over £51,000  

  • An upper limit of £15,000 in total in any four-week period will apply to any eligible business operating multiple premises. 

The grant is payable for every four weeks for the duration the protective measures to close the business apply. 

Restrictions fund 

Businesses that are specifically required to modify their operations by protective measures can apply. 

This means that your business is legally required to close earlier than normal, for example, not that you have to adopt physical distancing or that the demand for your products or services has been reduced because of the pandemic or other restrictions which impact on individuals and communities. 

The restrictions fund will offer eligible businesses: 

  • £1,400 for premises with a rateable value up to and including £51,000  

  • £2,100 for premises with a rateable value of over £51,000 will receive a grant of £2,100 

  • An upper limit of £10,500 in total in any four-week period will apply to any eligible business operating multiple premises. 

The grant is payable for every four weeks for the duration the protective measures to close the business apply. 

How to apply

Apply online for the Strategic Framework Business Fund 

For any queries, please email hardshipsupport@pkc.gov.uk

These payments are grants and not loans. A grant awarded in respect of a valid application therefore does not need to be refunded by the recipient.