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COVID Business Grants

Businesses that have received a grant for the November lockdown will NOT need to reapply for further funding. 

The following COVID19 support grants are to assist businesses with their fixed costs:

  • Local Restrictions Support Grants
    For businesses that have a business rates account and have been forced to close
  • Additional Restrictions Grant phase 2
    To assist businesses that don't qualify for Local Restrictions Support Grants
  • Christmas support grants for 'wet-led' pubs
    A one-off grant payment of £1,000 to help 'wet-led' pubs during the Christmas period.
  • Business support package
    The government has announced that businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors will receive a one-off top-up grant based on the rateable value of the business (£4,000-£9,000).  

Other COVID-19 Support

  • Business Recovery Helpline 03333 602 300 - Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm
    This service is funded by Kent Local Authorities and delivered by the Kent and Medway Growth Hub.
  • Back to Business Hub »
    We've set up a Back to Business Hub to help you find the right support to go back to business safely. We provide a wide range of advice including social distancing, food safety and enhanced hygiene measures. Call 01304 821199 option 8.
  • Government support for businesses »
    Find out about loans, tax relief, grants, Furlough and help for the self employed
  • Other grant schemes »
    A list of organisations and the types of funding they have made available
  • Other support

Business Grants »

Our Town Centre and Green Energy Business Grant Schemes offer grants of up to £10,000 to businesses in Dover, Deal and Sandwich.

Business rates

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Permits and waivers are available for businesses

How to prepare your business for Brexit »

The government is advising businesses to prepare for Brexit - please see our pages for more information.

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