Hundreds of eligible businesses in Kirklees still to apply for a Government coronavirus grant

4 May 2020 It is estimated that more than 900 eligible businesses in Kirklees are still to apply for a Government grant that could provide valuable financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have now paid out almost £72million in Government coronavirus grants to 6389 local businesses and hundreds of applications continue to be processed every day. All eligible local businesses that apply will receive a one-off payment of either £10,000 or £25,000 and the grant doesn’t need to be paid back.

Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council, said:

“Making sure our businesses get the support they need remains one of my priorities and we are doing everything in our power to provide assistance during this crisis. That is why we will be writing this week to all eligible businesses on our records that are still to apply for a grant, to make sure no one misses out.

These grants will provide a lifeline for many small businesses at this difficult time and I urge anyone still to apply to do so as soon as possible.

Our businesses are a crucial part of what makes Kirklees such a vibrant place to live and work, and we will continue to support them through and beyond this crisis in any way we can.”

About the Government coronavirus business grants

All businesses in Kirklees with a rateable value of less than £15,000 and who are already in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief, Rural Rate Relief or tapered relief are eligible for a £10,000 Small Business Grant.

In addition, businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000, are eligible for a £25,000 grant under the Government’s Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme to help mitigate loss of trade or other impacts of COVID-19.

More information 

To find out more about the grants and apply online visit our website.

The grants are just one element of a package of financial support the Government has launched for businesses impacted by COVID-19. Businesses can check what financial support they are entitled to using the GOV UK checker tool on the Government website. For further information visit our website.


  • Hi Marie. the fund will launch early this week. Please keep an eye on our social channels and website for updates and a link to the online application form at hope this helps ^CP

  • Hi can we have information on when the discretionary grant and application form becomes available to business who aren’t eligibility for the SBRR grant
    I’ve been told that Kirklees will start to make payments as early as June ,but as of yet there’s no application form
    Many thanks

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