Coronavirus (COVID-19) Financial Support for Businesses
On this page you will find information about business grants and financial support available during the Coronavirus pandemic.
NOTE: Our phone lines are extremely busy so please can we ask that you do not call us regarding the status of an application. The most up to date information is available on this page.
Financial Support for Businesses
There is a wide range of support available for businesses that experience increased costs or disruptions to their cash flow as a result of COVID-19. This covers loans, tax relief and cash grants. For more information visit the Gov.uk website.
The Gov.uk site also includes a business support finder check that helps you identify all the support that is available for your business, partnership or enterprise.
If you're self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus, then you can visit the Gov.uk website to see if you qualify for grant support.
Or if you would like more information or advice please get in touch:
- For information about business grants and advice on whether your business may qualify, contact us at [email protected]
- If you have a query about your business rates please contact [email protected] or call 01642 397 108.
Grants being distributed by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Here at the Council we are currently distributing four different grants for businesses in the Borough:
- Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) a discretionary scheme for businesses severely affected by the restrictions but not covered by other scheme.
- Childcare Sector Sustainability Grant to support settings and childminders who are at risk of closure due to a reduction in demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you apply for a grant the Council may need to collect personal data alongside business information to assess whether you are eligible to receive financial support, and if so, to provide a payment to you. As part of the funding requirements set out by the Government, the Council must share some of this data with the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for research and evaluation purposes, which may include carrying out surveys.
The information will also be used to carry out checks with our own records, and potentially with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), to validate your application and to prevent and detect fraud.
All information will be stored securely and processed in line with data protection legislation as detailed on the Council’s website.