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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Service updates for the public and businesses. Welcome back to the town centres from 15 June.

Coronavirus information and advice

Discretionary grant fund

A third phase has now launched – the closing date for new applications is midday Friday 14 August 2020.

Warwick District Council has been allocated £1.7m by Government to support businesses across the district, that were ineligible for other Covid-19 Government grants including Small Business Grants Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants fund. Successful applicants will receive a grant ranging from £3,000 to £10,000. 

It is advisable that eligible businesses make their applications immediately. Demand is expected to be high, and we have a limited and fixed sum available for this scheme.

All small and micro businesses are invited to apply. This includes sole traders or self-employed who operate from home. You must be able to demonstrate that the business has suffered a loss due to Covid-19.

Businesses that apply must not be in receipt of a grant, or eligible, for any of the below schemes:

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

Eligibility criteria

For a business to qualify, all of the below criteria must be met:

  • Businesses which can demonstrate that they have suffered a significant fall in income due to the Covid-19 crisis
  • Businesses with fewer than 50 employees
  • Businesses that were trading on or before 11 March 2020

Please note: we are currently unable to receive calls in relation to this grant. Please submit your application and a member of the team will contact if you necessary. Use the comments section at the end form to provide us with any further information or queries about your application.

Apply now