Covid 19 Discretionary Grant Fund


The District Council has further extended the criteria for its Discretionary Grant Fund to support businesses struggling to survive due to the Coronavirus pandemic.   

The final call for applications extends the eligibility criteria to include local, independent small and micro businesses with high, ongoing fixed premises costs occupying business property with a combined rateable value or annual rent below £101,000. 

To support the phased re-opening of the economy, priority will be given to businesses required to close and unable to trade (to any extent) during the shutdown, specifically pubs and restaurants, hotels and caravan sites and local visitor attractions.

Applications from other local small and micro businesses (occupying business property with a combined rateable value or annual rent below £101,000) with high, ongoing fixed property-related costs experiencing significant disruption due to COVID-19 will also be considered, with priority given to businesses in manufacturing and engineering.

Please note the Government has announced that the Discretionary Grant Fund is to close on 28 August 2020. No further applications will be accepted after this date. The District Council reserves the right to close the call for applications before this date should sufficient eligible applications be received.

Applicants (successful or unsuccessful) for Discretionary Grant under the previous call for applications are not eligible to re-apply. Eligible applications received under the previous call from businesses occupying property with a combined rateable value or annual rent below £101,000 will be considered under this final call without the need for re-submission.

Before applying please read the detailed guidance for the Discretionary Grant Fund to confirm eligibility.  

Please click here to access the online application form. 

If you don’t already have one, you will need to register for a Derbyshire Dales MyAccount to complete this application. This will allow you to save and return to the application and to track its progress through the decision process.

Please note all information and evidence required by the form must be submitted for applications to be assessed. Incomplete applications will not be considered