Financial Support For Business

How to apply

Please note – applications for the following grants closed on 31 March 2021:

  • Local Restrictions Support Grants and Additional Restrictions Grants
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Forced To Close)
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (National Lockdowns)
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Business Top Up)
  • Wet Led Pub Grant
  • Top Up Payments For Those Forced To Remain Closed From 2nd December – Tier 3
  • Support for Taxi Drivers
  • Supply Chain
  • Discretionary scheme for small and microenterprises
  • Open Business Grant

Business support from 1 April 2021

Businesses that pay business rates

Restart Grants will be available for businesses in non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and indoor fitness sectors. Payments will be made automatically and businesses will not need to apply, emails will be issued to eligible businesses to confirm the payment.

Hospitality businesses

Help with costs incurred in relation to increasing capacity to offer outdoor services are available.

Read more about Outdoor Hospitality Grants

As we receive further information we will update this page. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Applications for Local Restrictions Support Grants and business support grants are now closed.

Already applied for a grant?

Keeping in touch

Once you submit an application, you will receive email updates as your claim progresses.

If you need to contact us about your application, or send further information, you should do this via the portal using the link in any of the emails from us.

Please note – we are unable to provide updates by phone. This is to ensure our team can progress everyone's claims as quickly as possible.

To ask a general question about our Covid business grants, please use the form below.

Applied and been unsuccessful?

If your application isn't approved, you'll receive an email to explain the reason. It may be that your business is not eligible, or that you have not supplied some information we require.

You should use the link in this email if you want to:

  • have us review the decision in light of additional information
  • be re-assessed for newly announced grants.

Already applied and received a grant?

If extensions or top-ups become available on grant schemes that you have already received payments under, we will use the details you have already provided to process further payments automatically. We’ll notify you by email that is happening.

If you were expecting a further automatic payment of grant and have not received the payment or the email, please use this form to let us know and we will review your case. If we need further information from you we'll get in touch.

If you have any questions about the criteria or the wider support available to businesses you may ask a question via the form below

Ask a general question about Covid business grants

Contact Rotherham Investment and Development Office to ask questions