CORONAVIRUS GRANTS & HELPLINE NOW AVAILABLE
The Small Business Grant Funding (SBGF) and the Retail Hospitality & Leisure Grant (RHLG) are now both open online to receive applications.
To claim the grant, you will need to fill in an online form. The grant will then be paid directly to you within the next 7-10 working days.
Before you begin your claim, you will need the following ready:
· Business rates account number
· Address of property
· Bank a/c
· Sort Code
· Bank account name
· VAT registration number
To complete the form, you will need your unique business rates reference number (found on any business rates bill).
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS IT WILL SUBSTANTIALLY SLOW DOWN THE PAYMENT OF YOUR GRANT.
If you do not know your business rates number, call the Business Rates Team on 020 8315 2255 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
If you are a Station to Station levy payer, we should also have this information so please email: Bronwen@stationtostation.london
Please have your bank details and a copy of your latest business rates bill available as information will be required in order to complete the application.
Small Business Grant Funding
In order to be entitled to a payment under this scheme you will need to confirm that your business was occupied on 11th March 2020 and was eligible for relief under the Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) Scheme with a rateable value of less than £15,000.
- Properties which were occupied on 11th March 2020 and receiving support under the Rural Rate Relief Scheme are also eligible.
Retail Hospitality & Leisure Grant
In order to be entitled to a payment under this scheme you will need to confirm that your business was occupied on 11th March 2020 and was eligible for relief under the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief Scheme with a rateable value of less than £51,000.
Eligible businesses with a rateable value of up to £15,000 will receive a grant of £10,000.
Eligible businesses with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will receive a grant of £25,000.
Not sure if your business is eligible?
The definition of Retail, Hospitality and Leisure has been expanded to include more businesses such as:
shoe repairs/key cutting, travel agents, ticket offices, dry cleaners, launderettes, PC/TV/domestic appliance repairs, funeral directors, photo processing, tool hire, car hire, employment agencies, betting shops, estate agents and letting agents
These businesses will be eligible for the grant, if their rateable value is between £15,000 and £51,000. The grant available will be up to £25K.
If your business is not eligible for these grants or a business rates holiday, please email Charlotte: firstname.lastname@example.org
Station to Station Business Improvement District with Lambeth Council are lobbying government on your behalf to ensure that all businesses are able to access support during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
BUSINESS HELPLINE SERVICE
Lambeth now have a dedicated Coronavirus Business Helpline accessible through a dedicated phone line and email address for you to contact if you have any questions.
It is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Call: 020 7926 2344
The team are answering any queries that businesses may have relating to both government initiatives such as grants and business rate relief, and Lambeth initiatives such as rent relief for tenants.
The helpline will be busy so if you are seeking to claim a grant, the best option is to go straight to here and begin your claim.