The Leeds Discretionary Grant is Now Open

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The Leeds Discretionary Grant is Now Open

The Leeds Discretionary grant is now open for Businesses and Charities whose income is still affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Successful applicants will receive funding to help pay their fixed business costs.

*Please note* there is a limited amount of funding available, so please apply as soon as possible.

What can the Discretionary Grant help with?

The Discretionary grant can help with paying fixed business and property costs, such as:

  • business-related insurance such as public liability insurance
  • rent and service charges for business premises
  • commercial vehicle costs
  • membership fees to a professional body
  • essential license costs
  • anything else that you need to keep paying for each year

Who can apply?

To be eligible for this grant your business or charity must:

  • be based in Leeds
  • have started trading before 1 April 2019
  • have fixed business costs of at least £2,000 between 1 August 2021 and 31 March 22
  • prove that its income was at least 25% (or £50,000) lower between 1 April and 30 September 2021 compared to the same period in 2019

You will not be eligible if your business:

  • was in administration, insolvent or a striking off order was in place when the coronavirus restrictions stuttered
  • has exceeded the subsidy allowance limit (previously known as state aid)
  • started trading after 1 April 2019

How much could you receive?

You could receive a grant to cover up to 50% of your fixed business costs between 1 August 2021 and 31 March 2022, up to a maximum of £15,000.

What if you have multiple premises?

Multiple premises: If your business usually trades from multiple premises, you may apply for a grant for each of your premises. You will be required to apply separately for each of your premises, but we will review your applications together and may pay them in one single payment.

What will you need to claim?

Proof of identity: To prove your identity, a photo or scan of your passport or driving license will be accepted.
Bank statement: You will need to provide a copy of your bank statement to help prevent fraud. The bank statement must:

  • be dated from within the last month
  • show business transactions
  • show the name, account number, and sort code

Proof of fixed costs:

To prove your fixed costs you must upload evidence, such as receipts or invoices for:

  • a commercial lease with property costs itemised
  • rent and service charges from your landlord or property management company
  • a lease for a commercial vehicle such as a taxi, private hire vehicle, or van
  • business-related insurance such as public liability insurance
  • membership fees you pay to a professional body
  • essential licenses

Proof of loss of income

You need to prove your income is at least 25% or £50,000 lower now than it was before the coronavirus outbreak.
To prove this, you need to upload a set of accounts for both:

  • 1 April to 30 September 2019
  • 1 April to 30 September 2021

You can upload either:

Our support

If you should require any assistance applying for the Leeds Discretionary grant, please do contact us on 0113 257 4506 or email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you further.

We will continue to support our clients and provide further grant information when we can. Additionally, if you have any queries on anything else, please get in touch.