Additional Grants for Wales’ Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Restrictions

Additional financial support is now available for businesses in Wales that need to remain closed, or remain significantly impacted by Wales’ coronavirus restrictions.

Businesses in Wales that continue to be affected by Government-imposed COVID-19 trading restrictions will receive additional support from the Welsh Government.

An emergency package of support will cover the operating costs for July and August 2021 of businesses required to remain closed and remain severely impacted as a result of the continuation of the restrictions.

Businesses in the hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors and their supply chains, such as travel agents, attractions limited by social distancing and venues for school visits, will also be eligible to apply for support.

Eligible businesses will be entitled to an additional payment of between £1,000 and £25,000, depending on their size, structure and circumstance, to cover the period up to the end of August 2021.

To qualify for support, businesses must show their turnover has reduced by more than 60% compared to the corresponding timeline in 2019 or equivalent. All eligible businesses will need to apply for the funding.

Applications for businesses with a turnover of more than £85,000 are now open and will close Tuesday 27 July 2021 (12:00 BST).

Local authorities across Wales will open applications for eligible businesses with a turnover of less than £85,000 on 26 July 2021. The deadline to apply will be 9 August 2021.

The eligibility checker is open on the Business Wales website.