Business support

Grants and support from us

We are advising business owners to be on their guard to avoid falling victim to fraudulent attacks by phone, text, email or online during this COVID-19 situation and to treat any requests for personal or financial information with extreme caution.

Small Business Grant Fund

This is a £10,000 grant the Government is funding for all businesses that qualify for small business rates relief or rural rate relief. 

This applies to all such businesses, regardless of sector. In order for us to process and pay the grant, businesses need to complete the online application form.

Grant for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses

This is a grant of up to £25,000 funded by the Government for any businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.

In line with the eligibility criteria a property that has a rateable value of up to £15,000 will receive a grant of £10,000.

Eligible businesses in these sectors with a property that has a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will receive a grant of £25,000.

Businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or over are not eligible for this scheme. Eligible recipients will receive one grant per property and state aid limits apply. To see if you are eligible please visit our business rates reductions and exemptions page.

In order for us to process and pay the grant, businesses need to complete the online application.

COVID-19 Discretionary Business Grants Scheme

The Government has published guidance for councils regarding the Discretionary Business Grants Scheme.  This grant is aimed at small businesses who were not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund.

Councils across Nottinghamshire have worked together to agree the framework of a scheme which reflects the criteria stipulated within the Government guidance.  The second round of grants is now open with amended qualification criteria.  You can view the Discretionary Business Grants Scheme round two policy to see if you may be eligible to apply.

Privacy notice

We will process the information provided on Discretionary Business Grant Application Forms in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (Data Protection Act 2018) for the sole purpose of administering the Fund.

The information provided will be stored securely by Mansfield District Council and will be retained for the current financial year (April to March) plus three years. Data will be shared internally within the Council as required for the purposes of administering the fund and making funding decisions.  Data may be cross checked with information held by other Government agencies to prevent and detect fraud. 

View the Council's Privacy Policy.

The closing date for the second round of applications is 14th August 2020.

In order for us to process and pay the grant, businesses need to complete the online application.

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Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in England will not have to pay business rates for the 2020-21 tax year. Businesses that received the retail discount in the 2019-20 tax year will be rebilled by their local authority as soon as possible.

You will be eligible if your business is based in England and your business is in the retail, hospitality and/or leisure sector. Properties that will benefit from the relief will be those that are wholly or mainly being used:

  • as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues,
  • for assembly and leisure, or
  • as hotels, guest and boarding premises and self-catering accommodation.

There is no action for you. We will apply the business rates holiday to your bills.

Support for our contracted suppliers

We appreciate the commitment and support from our contracted suppliers to maintain services and supplies to the council during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

COVID-19: business support for our contracted suppliers