Lockdown Business Fund

Local Lockdown business grant_October 2020

The Welsh Government launched the Lockdown Non Domestic Grant and the Lockdown Discretionary Grant to help businesses survive the economic consequences of the national firebreak lockdown in Wales as a result of coronavirus (Covid-19). 

Applications opened Wednesday 28 October. The Lockdown Non Domestic Grant will close at 5pm, Friday 20 November but the Lockdown Discretionary Grant will remain open for a short time.

Lockdown Discretionary Grant 

Grant 1: A discretionary grant of £1,500 is available to assist businesses that have:

  • Been forced to close (as defined by the regulations) as a result of the national firebreak lockdown
  • OR are able to demonstrate that the national firebreak lockdown will result in at least an 80% reduction in their turnover for that period

Grant 2: A discretionary grant of £2,000 is available to assist businesses that have:

  • Been forced to close (as defined by the regulations) as a result of the national firebreak lockdown
  • OR are able to demonstrate that the national firebreak lockdown will result in at least an 80% reduction in their turnover for that period
  • AND have been subject to local restrictions for 3 weeks or more up to 23 October and have experienced at least a 50% reduction in their turnover for that period.

You cannot apply for both Grant 1 AND Grant 2, see the guidance document for further details.

You are not eligible for this grant if:

  • you are eligible for, or have received, the Lockdown Non-Domestic Rate Grant from your local authority 
  • you have 50 or more employees 
  • if the business generated less than 50% of your income, the business must be your main source of income.

Apply here for the Discretionary Grant

How to apply

If you have read the guidance documents, are eligible for the grant and wish to apply, please complete the online application form above.

Applications will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis. This may lead to applications not being appraised after they have been submitted if the fund is fully committed.

You cannot apply for the Lockdown Discretionary Grant if you have already received the Lockdown Non Domestic Rate Grant.

Read the Welsh Government coronavirus frequently asked quesions