This scheme is closed for new applications.

A grant for businesses with no fixed property costs. 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. can evidence it was trading on 13 October 2020
  2. have no fixed property costs
  3. have a valid liability / professional indemnity insurance certificate
  4. can show a significant loss of trade due to coronavirus restrictions
  5. 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:

Example eligible businesses

This scheme is designed to help:

  • self-employed or small businesses 

who are:

  • home based
  • pay for virtual office space
  • do not have rental or mortgage costs but pay a commission or pay a proportion of their takings to their landlord 

Definition: fixed property costs

Fixed Property costs are:

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

Fixed Property costs are not:

  • costs associated with running a businesses from home or a virtual office


For this scheme

  • Businessess must not have fixed commercial property costs, eg commercial rent or mortgage costs 




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
  • 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.


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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