Coronavirus : Guidance for businesses

Grant fund

Discretionary Grants Scheme

Details of the Discretionary Grants Scheme – intended to support small businesses not eligible under the original Small Business Grant and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant schemes – will be available via this page from Tuesday, 2 June 2020.


Grants for business in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief

Small Business Grant fund

A £10,000 grant will be paid by us to all businesses which are in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief in the Cherwell area.

Grant application form


The Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

A grant will be paid by us to all businesses which are in receipt of the Enhanced Retail Discount for 2020/21 and have a rateable value of up to £51,000,  which are not covered by the Small Business Grant Fund.

For Retail, Hospitality and Leisure business properties which have a rateable value up to £15,000 will receive a grant of £10,000 and Retail Leisure and Hospitality business properties with a rateable value of up to £51,000 will receive a grant of £25,000.

Grant application form


Businesses will be eligible for a grant on more than one property, providing it meets the criteria. You must complete a separate form for each property that you eligible for a grant.  You will be required to upload a bank statement dated within the past 3 months to support the information provided.