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Jun

Voluntary Sector Support Grants available from Liverpool City Council

Voluntary Sector Support Grants are now available via Liverpool City Council (LCC), as part of the Covid-19 Discretionary Business Grants Scheme.

One of four grants available under the scheme, Voluntary Sector Support Grants are for businesses that are given charitable business rates relief on a premises with a rateable value of £51,000 or less and have more than six month’s ongoing fixed property cost as evidenced by a mortgage, lease or rental agreement.

Applications are open now to small and micro organisations (less than £10.2m per year turnover and less than 50 employees) that have suffered a significant fall in income due to Covid-19.

About the scheme

Liverpool’s Covid-19 Discretionary Business Grants Scheme uses a fund given to LCC by government.

LCC will use it to award grants to small or micro businesses and charities that do not already qualify for any of the following:

  • Small Business Grant
  • Retail Hospitality and Leisure Grant
  • The Fisheries Response Fund
  • Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme
  • The Zoos Support Fund
  • The Dairy Hardship Fund

The scheme is split into four separate grants with different criteria. The Voluntary Sector Support Grant detailed above, as well as:

Business Support Grant – for a business that does not pay business rates but has more than six month’s ongoing fixed property costs of less than £51,000 per annum as evidenced by a mortgage, lease or rental agreement. Or a business that currently pays business rates between £15,000 and £51,000 per annum and was excluded from the Small Business Grant based upon rateable value.

Bed and Breakfast Support Grant – for a bed and breakfast that pays Council Tax, not business rates, and has more than six month’s ongoing fixed property cost as evidenced by a mortgage, lease or rental agreement.

Anchor Visitor Economy Grant – for a retail, hospitality or leisure business that pays business rates in excess of £51,000 and has more than six month’s ongoing fixed property costs as evidenced by a mortgage, lease or rental agreement.

Click here to apply via the Liverpool City Council website.

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