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Entitlement of Parish and Town Councils to Grant Funding

Time Published 5th August 2020

This article applies in England only.

The Government has confirmed that parish and town councils in England which occupy rate-able non-domestic property are entitled to the Small Business Grant of £10,000 under the same conditions as any other occupier, as set out on the government website here. Principal authorities which are in doubt can be referred to the email of 4 August from the Government’s Business Grants Funds Team (the entire cost of Small Business Grants is met by central Government).

Parish and town councils in England can also apply for a Local Authority Discretionary Grant in the same way as any other ‘small business’. Further details are available here.​

Parish and town councils are not entitled to the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant, nor can they benefit from the ‘business rates expanded retail discount’.

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