Calling All Allerdale Businesses – Coronavirus Support Grants Still Available

BEC would like to remind all business in Allerdale that the Borough Council is encouraging all businesses who think they are eligible for the coronavirus support grant and have not provided their details to do so as soon as possible.

The council needs some information to confirm eligibility as well as bank details to pay the grant. There is a simple form on the council’s website at: In recent weeks the council has paid out more than £27m in grant payments. Once confirmed grants are paid in a matter of days.

One recipient took to Facebook to thank the council for its speed in processing their grant: “Well done to Allerdale Borough Council who have processed the business support grant in a matter of days for my small business.”

There are two grants available. The first provides all businesses in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief with a grant of £10,000. The maximum rateable value limit is £15,000.

The second scheme provides support for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. These are:

  • £10,000 for businesses with property with a rateable value of up to
  • £15,000 (which do not receive small business rate relief or rural rate relief)
  • £25,000 for businesses with property with a rateable value between £15,001 and £50,999.

If any business owner has any queries, they should contact the council on 0303 123 1702.

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