Discretionary Grants Fund: Applications now open

A discretionary fund has been allocated to assist certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the business grants funds scheme.



Applications for the Discretionary Grant Scheme are now open, please take the time to check the eligibility criteria and understand all the supporting documents you will need to apply.

It is essential that you check the list of eligibility questions below before proceeding. If you believe that your business/organisation may be eligible for a Discretionary Business Grant, and you have all the documentation required (in electronic format), and information to make an application, you will need to use your account with My.Huntingdonshire  to access the application form. (NOTE: the application form will not be available until 8 June)

The scheme will be open until Friday 31 July 2020, however due to the limited funding available it is likely to close sooner, once the grant funding has all been allocated and distributed.

If you would like to learn whether your business / organisation may be eligible for a Discretionary Business Grant, please continue reading.



In response to the Covid-19 induced lockdown, the government has set up several schemes to help ease the financial impact on businesses.  These schemes include the Small Business Grants Fund (SBGF). the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF) and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme.  In May, the Small Business Discretionary Grant scheme was announced.  This scheme is intended to help small and micro businesses which have not been eligible to claim on any of the previously announced schemes apart from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (staff furlough) and the Self-employed Income Support Scheme.

For full details of all the schemes the government is running to support businesses during the Covid-19 related lockdown, please visit the GOV.UK Information page.