Discretionary Grants Fund
This Fund is prioritised for the following types of businesses:
This grant funding is for businesses that are not eligible for other support schemes. Businesses which have received cash grants from any central government COVID-related scheme are ineligible for funding from the Discretionary Grants Fund. Such grant schemes include but are not limited to:
Small Business Grant Fund
Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant
However, businesses who have applied for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are eligible to apply for this scheme. Companies that are in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made are not eligible for funding under this scheme. Any submission of this Form must be accompanied by evidence in support of the points below; Your business must fall into all of the following categories:
- Businesses which occupy property, or part of a property, with a rateable value or annual rent or annual mortgage payments below £51,000.
- Businesses which can demonstrate that they have suffered a significant fall in income due to the Covid-19 crisis
- Businesses that were trading on or before 11th March 2020.
- The number of employees you have working in your business
- Businesses must be based in Wolverhampton
Grant Scheme Details
Due to the limited amount of funds, the focus for this round is to support businesses who have 10 or less employees, to offer them a grant of £5,000. This will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
The scheme is now closed to new applications, for submitted applications officers will validate and process the information provided. Should there be funds remaining from this first round we will come back out with a further call.
Please be assured we are continuing to work with government to secure additional funds that will enable us to help more businesses
We will aim to provide you with an outcome of your application by 26 June, however where inadequate evidence is provided or is missing these cases may take longer.
We will keep you updated on the status of your application. If we require additional information, a member of our team will be in touch either by email or telephone call.
A further round of grant support may be launched later, this will be subject to the level of funds which remain under this allocation.
Applications for the grant are to be made via this online form. If you already have a City of Wolverhampton Council ‘My Account’ then you can use these account details to sign in below. If not please create a new account.
If you have already submitted a form, please do not complete another online form, as this may cause further delay to the processing of your original form, as it could be seen as a new form or duplicate submission.
The Council will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud. Any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back.