This scheme is closed for new applications.

A grant for businesses without a business rates account that have fixed property costs of £1500 or less. They must operate in, or supply to, a sector forced to close since 14 Oct 2020.


To apply, a business must meet all of the following:

  1. does not have a business rates account
  2. can evidence it was trading on 13 October 2020
  3. has annual fixed property costs (commercial rent/mortgage) of £1500 or less
  4. is in occupation and trading from the premises applying for
  5. can show a significant loss of trade due to coronavirus restrictions
  6. be an eligible business that:
  • either was forced to close under the current national lockdown
  • or mainly operates in the supply chain to sectors forced to closed under the national lockdown


Eligible businesses

Business who operate in or mainly supply to these sectors:

  • accommodation
  • entertainment venues
  • hospitality venues (including offering takeaway from premises closed to the public)
  • leisure and sports facilities
  • personal care facilities
  • retail (non-essential) (including those offering click and collect)

Driving instructors (incl. motorcycle and HGV)

Do not apply online. Please request an application form by email from:

Definition: fixed property costs

Fixed Property costs are:

  • the annual rent or commercial mortgage costs for a commercial property


For this scheme, fixed property costs:

  • must be £1,500 or less per annum
  • must be evidenced via a lease / rental / mortgage agreement for commercial premises



The following businesses are not eligible to apply:

  • businessess who have received £1000 or more in the most recent payment from the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
  • business that have already received a grant relating to restrictions from 13 October 2020
  • business in administration, insolvent or subject to striking off notice
  • businesses not forced to close and not in the supply chain
  • car parks
  • empty properties
  • residential properties
  • non rate paying landlords
  • places of worship
  • businesses not capable of trading activity
  • businesses considered to have a detrimental impact on the city eg imposition or breach of a statutory notice


The requirements and conditions of this grant programme:

  • are not exhaustive
  • may be subject to change in line with changes in issued guidance


What you will get

We award one grant payment of £1000 per eligible business per property.

Applications are limited to one per property.


How we process your application

An application is complete when we receive the form and all required evidence we have asked for.

State Aid statement

This grant is considered by the Government as a State Aid and will therefore be awarded under the either of the following regimes:

  • EU State De-Minimis Regulation or
  • the UK Covid-19 Temporary Framework

You will receive a letter from Sheffield City Council to confirm this once you receive payment.

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