Covid-19 – Wakefield Council Cash Grant Info

I have had a very constructive conversation with the Wakefield Council business engagement team:

They have released the below regarding claiming the business grant.

They have also said that if you are unsure whether or not you qualify, please email

So if you rent commercial premises but think the landlord gets the rates bill this would a good example, it’s better that they have your details than not. They may be able to support you when they get clarity from the government.

“Applying for a Covid-19 cash grant

Wakefield Council are working hard to introduce an online application process for the Covid-19 business grants.

If you believe you meet the below eligibility criteria to apply for one of the business grants, then please email us on with the name of your business, your name and your email address and we will send out the relevant e-form as soon as it’s available.

Eligibility Criteria:

Businesses that pay little or no business rates are eligible for a one-off grant of £10,000 if:

  • your business is based in England
  • you are a small business and already receive SBBR and/or RRR
  • you are a business that occupies property

Businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are eligible for a grant of up £25,000 per property.  For businesses in these sectors with a rateable value of under £15,000, they will receive a grant of £10,000. Businesses in these sectors with a rateable value of between £15,000 and £51,000, will receive a grant of £25,000.

You are eligible for this grant if:

  • your business is based in England
  • your business is in the retail, hospitality and/or leisure sector

Properties that will benefit from the relief will be occupied hereditaments that are wholly or mainly being used:

  • as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues
  • for assembly and leisure
  • as hotels, guest and boarding premises and self-catering accommodation”