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www.cardiff.gov.uk

COVID-19 Support for Business

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Ther​e is a range of financial assistance available to businesses who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Welsh Government are funding the following grants:

  • NDR January 2022 Economic Resilience Fund
  • Economic Resilience Fund Discretionary Grant January 2022 (Under £85,000 turnover)
  • Economic Resilience Fund Grant January 2022 (Over £85,000 turnover)

 

Applications for the NDR January 2022 Economic Resilience Fund will open in the week beginning 10 January 2022.​

The Applications for the Economic Resilience Fund Discretionary Grant January 2022 (Under £85,000 turnover)​ and Economic Resilience Fund Grant January 2022 (Over £85,000 turnover) will open in the week beginning 17 January 2022.

Applications for ERF Discretionary Grant January 2022 will open week beginning 17 January.​



The NDR Economic Resilience Fund (ERF) is a business support grant scheme linked to the NDR system in Wales (businesses operating from within a business premises).

The purpose of the grant scheme is to support businesses with their immediate cash flow and to help them survive the economic consequences of additional restrictions necessary to control the spread of COVID-19 starting on the 26 December 2021.

The scheme will provide support to hospitality, retail, tourism and leisure businesses directly impacted by the restrictions. The grants will also support supply chain businesses that can demonstrate a material impact of greater than 40% drop in turnover to their enterprises as a result of the additional restrictions.

Applications will be made through the Cardiff Council website. Further information and guidance on how to apply will also be available on this website.

Eligibility


Find out which grant you are eligible to apply for.

Grant Criteria
Grant A: £2,000
  • Occupies a building and is liable for business rates
  • Hospitality, retail, tourism and leisure businesses
  • Qualifies for SBRR or rateable value of up to £12,000
  • Also apply to ratepayers eligible for charitable relief and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC) relief, operating in the hospitality, retail tourism and leisure sectors

Grant B: £4,000
  • Occupies a building (with RV between £12,001 and £51,000) and is liable for business rates
  • Hospitality, retail, tourism and leisure businesses in receipt of RLH relief
  • Also apply to ratepayers eligible for charitable relief and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC) relief, operating in the hospitality, retail tourism and leisure sectors
Grant C: £6,000
  • Occupies a building (with RV between £51,001 and £500,000) and is liable for business rates​
  • Hospitality, retail, tourism and leisure businesses in receipt of RLH relief

 


This fund is designed to support businesses who do not have a property or are not eligible to apply for the Non Domestic Rates Grant (NDR). You cannot and should not apply for this grant if you are eligible to apply for an NDR grant. The grant is open to businesses with an annual turnover under £85,000.

The ERF Discretionary Business Fund has been established to support businesses (principally in the hospitality, tourism, retail and leisure sectors) with cash flow support and to help them survive the economic consequences of restrictions put in place on their business to control the spread of COVID-19 by the First Minister in his announcement on 22 December 2021. The grants will also support supply chain businesses that can demonstrate a material impact of greater than 40% drop in turnover to their enterprises as a result of the additional restrictions, and who generate 60% or more of their sales revenue through businesses directly impacted by the restrictions.

Please read the guidance notes (118kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window on the scheme before submitting your application.

Eligibility


Find out which grant you are eligible to apply for.

Grant​ C​riteria
Grant A: £1000
  • Payment for hospitality, tourism, retail and related supply chain businesses which do not employ anyone apart from the owner, and do not have a property. Business must have been directly impacted as a result of the national restrictions put in place.
  • Licenced taxi drivers.
  • supply chain business that generates 60% or more of its sales revenue from businesses directly impacted by the restrictions. Not required to close but turnover has been materially impacted by the restrictions put in place. Materially impacted means a >40% reduction in December 2021 and January 2022 as compared to December 2019 and January 2020 (or a comparable two-month period if the business was not trading in December 2019 January 2020.)
Grant B: £2000
  • Hospitality, tourism, retail and related supply chain businesses who employ staff through PAYE (in addition to the owner). Business must have been directly impacted as a result of the national restrictions put in place.
  • Supply chain business that generates 60% or more of its sales revenue from businesses directly impacted by the restrictions. Not required to close but turnover has been materially impacted by the restrictions put in place. Materially impacted means a >40% reduction in December 2021 and January 2022 as compared to December 2019 and January 2020 (or a comparable two-month period if the business was not trading in December 2019 January 2020.)

 


The ERF is targeted at businesses in the hospitality, leisure and attraction sectors and their supply chains who have been materially impacted by a greater than 60% reduction of turnover between 13th December 2021 and 14th February 2022. The fund seeks to compliment other COVID-19 response measures to support businesses, social enterprises and charitable organisations in Wales.

The ERF will support:

  • Businesses impacted between 13 December 2021 and 14 February 2022 and closed by regulations from 26 December 2021.
  • Event Space and attractions materially impacted between 13 December 2021 and 14 February 2022.
  • Other businesses with greater than 60% impact on turnover between 13 December 2021 and 14 February 2022.


And have experienced a material impact through reduced turnover of 60% or more between December 2021 and February 2022 as compared to December 2019 and February 2020.

The Welsh Government ERF administered applications with a turnover of more than £85,000 will open in the week beginning 17 January 2022 and remain open for two full weeks.

For more information and access to the eligibility checker tool please visit the Business Wales website.​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window


Eligibility


Find out which grant you are eligible to apply for.

 

FTE/Type
Any business closed by regulation Fixed Grant Amounts (to cover a period of 13 December 2021 – 14 February 2022)Event Space and attractions that are open but experiencing reduced turnover. Fixed Grant Amounts (to cover a period of 13 December 2021 – 14 February 2022)Other business that are open but experiencing reduced turnover. Fixed Grant Amounts (to cover a period of 13 December 2021 – 14 February 2022)
1 - 3£5,000£3,500£2,500
4 - 9£10,000£7,000£5,000
10 - 49£15,000£12,000£7,500
50 - 99£20,000£15,000£10,000
100 +£25,000£20,000£15,000