Small Business Support Grant Scheme

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A Small Business Support Grant Scheme is now available

For the attention of all Housing Executive commercial business tenants.

Applications are now open for:

  • £10,000 Small Business Support Grant Scheme

The NI Executive is providing a one-off grant of £10,000 to businesses that are currently in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR), subject to some exclusions.

SBRR is automatically applied to business properties with a rateable value below £15,000, though some exclusions to SBRR apply.

  • Vacant properties are not eligible for this grant

  • MLA Constituency offices are not eligible for this grant

  • Business with multiple premises will only be eligible for one grant of £10,000 in total.

For rental properties, the scheme is being designed to benefit the small businesses and not the landlord who is responsible for paying the rates.

For this reason, no grant payments are being automatically issued to landlords of properties with a rateable value of £1,590 or less. Arrangements are being put in place to contact the landlord and small businesses concerned

You can apply at:

The NI Executive is also providing a one-off grant of £25,000 to ratepayers in the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors who pay rates on a property with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000.

Further details about how to access this grant will be announced as soon as this is possible.

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