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Woking Business Support Grants

Published: 18/01/2021 By Woking Works

Woking Borough Council are providing a dual application process for businesses to access both the local restrictions support grant (closed) scheme and the recently announced one-off business support lockdown payment.

Eligible businesses for both grants are non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.

About the grants

The local restrictions support grant (closed) scheme applies to businesses which were directed to close by the Government when Woking moved to Tier 3 on 19 December 2020 or Tier 4 on 20 December 2020.

The one-off business support payment, announced on 5 January by the Government, is a single payment of up to £9,000 dependent upon the rateable value of the business.

Eligibility criteria for both grants

To qualify for these grants, your business must be in the borough of Woking and:
  • is business rated (the applicant must be the rate payer).
  • open as usual before the restrictions, for example on 4 November 2020.
  • required to close due to restrictions imposed by the Government.
Your business will not qualify for support under this scheme if it was in administration, insolvent or a striking off order was made at the time local restrictions started.

Click here to apply for both grants

For further information on business grants in Woking please visit

If you live in the borough of Sutton please check out what is on offer here

It’s also not too late to apply for the national lockdown grant for period 5 November to 2 December 2020 (28 days).

This grant is open to businesses that were open and trading, but which were legally forced to close as a result of the national lockdown from 5 November to 2 December 2020. These were mainly non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.

If your business was legally forced to close for this period, and you have not already applied, please apply online.

This grant scheme is only applicable to:
  • businesses that are business rated - you receive a business rate bill
  • the applicant must be the rate payer named on the business rate bill.

Thank you to Woking Works for the above useful information

As always if you or your business is struggling financially, please get in touch as there may be more turnaround options available the sooner you call.

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