COVID-19 Business Support Grants Scheme

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Small Business Support Grant Scheme

The NI Executive is providing one-off grants to small businesses to help them to meet their ongoing business costs.

All available information is at

A grant of £10,000 will be paid to small businesses that already pay reduced business rates because of Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR). SBRR is automatically applied to business properties with a rateable value below £15,000, though some exclusions apply.  Please email to discuss your entitlement.  



Registration is now open for businesses to apply for the £25,000 Business Grant Scheme for the retail, hospitality, tourism and leisure sectors

This scheme has been provided to support businesses that are currently experiencing financial hardship, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and have a need for financial relief under the terms and conditions of the Business Support Scheme. 

Businesses can complete a pre-application check, apply for the scheme and provide their bank details by completing the online application form.

£25,000 Business Support Grant Scheme Application Form

Please note the closing date for scheme registrations is 20 May 2020.






Economy Minister Diane Dodds today announced significant financial support for business in response to COVID-19.

Businesses in the hospitality, retail and tourism sectors will be eligible to apply for grants of £25,000. Applications to the scheme will open on Monday 20 April and will take around 15 working days to process, subject to verification of eligibility.

The Small Business Support Grant Scheme, providing grants of £10,000, will be extended to include small industrial businesses that qualify for industrial de-rating. This expansion will cover around 2,500 additional businesses.

Read more HERE




Business Support Grant FAQs as at 20th April 2020