• Bury Means Business Discretionary Grant Scheme

    This grant had been launched. Please read the guidance, to check your eligibility, before applying.

The Bury Means Business Discretionary Grant Scheme is now live. Please read the guidance before applying!

Since the launch of the Government's Business Support Grant schemes, Bury Council along with our neighbouring districts have been aware that many small businesses, especially those in multiple occupancy premises and market traders, have been unable to find the support they need.

We recognised the need for financial support for these small businesses, who are equally important to the Bury economy. We've lobbied Government to provide additional support to Bury businesses, and we're now pleased to see that the Government has announced a new, albeit very limited, discretionary fund. Please follow this link to the Government guidance..

This additional funding will help some small businesses, market traders and charity trading locations that previously fell outside the scope of the Business Support Grant scheme.

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COVID-19 Small Business Grant Scheme

Check for eligibility and confirm your bank details on the Bury Council - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - business grants.

  • £10,000 grant for occupied business premises in receipt of small business rates relief.
  • £25,000 grant to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with rateable values between £15,000 and £51,000.

We know that there will be lots of questions. Please avoid calling the Council contact centre for this grant and direct your questions to investin@bury.gov.uk. The team will try and answer your questions as soon as they can.

We will continue to lobby for other businesses that remain ineligible for any of the Government's funded support, but also ask that our businesses engage with the GC Business Growth Hub. The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce website also has useful information.

pdf icon BMB Discretionary Grant Fund - Guidance [323kb]

pdf icon State Aid Guidance - COVID 19 Temporary Framework [38kb]

Before starting your application, you will need to have:

  • Understood the eligibility criteria. The web form is designed to lock-out non-eligible applications. 

  • The authority to apply on behalf of the business. Third party applications are not accepted. The application has to be made by an employee, director or trustee of the business/charity. 

  • Details of fixed on-going property costs. 

  • Evidence on how Covid 19 has impacted on the business/charity particularly in terms of income. 

  • Your relevant company identification reference:

    • A Charity Commission Number (if you are a charity).
    • A Companies House Number (If you are a Ltd co).
    • A VAT Registration Number (If you are VAT registered).
    • HMRC Unique Tax Number (UTR).

You will also need to supply the following evidence:

  • A copy of your current lease or mortgage agreement (residential properties are not eligible).

  • Demonstration of a loss of income. Evidence could include documents such as bank statements and/or sales ledger for:

    • The last 6 months; or
    • The last 3 months with a comparative period in 2019.

If you've read through and meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply via the online application form: Bury Means Business Discretionary Grant Scheme.

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