Coronavirus: New guidance

Meet outside rather than inside where possible. Keep 2 metres apart from people that you don’t live with. Minimise travel in and out of affected areas. Get tested twice a week and isolate if positive

Coronavirus: New guidance

Restart Grants

Restart Grants are one-off grants available for businesses who were forced to close during the national lockdown to help them reopen safely as COVID 19 restrictions are lifted.

Restart Grants

Local Restrictions Support Grants

- for businesses who HAVE a Business Rates account - This grant closed on 31 May 2021

Local Restrictions Support Grants offer financial support to businesses who pay Business Rates and have been adversely affected by local and national restrictions put in place to manage coronavirus.

Additional Restrictions Grants

- for businesses who do NOT HAVE a Business Rates account - This grant closed for applications at 5pm on Friday 4 June 2021

Additional Restrictions Grants offer discretionary financial support to businesses who DO NOT pay Business Rates and have been adversely affected by local and national restrictions put in place to manage coronavirus.

This includes businesses in shared spaces with fixed property costs such as commercial rent. It does not cover those running a business from home

Supply Chain Grants

- This grant closed for applications at 5pm on Friday 4 June 2021

This grant offers discretionary financial support to businesses that supply products or services directly to the leisure and hospitality sectors and have been severely affected by local and national restrictions

Taxi Cash Grant

- This grant closed for applications at 5pm on Friday 4 June 2021

Applications are now open for Oldham Council licensed Hackney and Private Hire Drivers to obtain funding from the Additional Restrictions Grant for businesses.

Drivers may apply for a one off grant of £1000 to cover business expenses incurred during the current COVID pandemic.

Wider Business Grants

- This grant closed for applications at 5pm on Friday 4 June 2021

Support for businesses that have suffered a significant and substantial negative impact on trading as a result of COVID-19, compared to previous levels of trading pre-pandemic.

This grant will support commercial property costs such as rent and cannot be used to support wage costs for staff or your contribution to ongoing/existing furlough payments for staff.

Self-employment Discretionary Grant

- This grant closed for applications at 5pm on Friday 4 June 2021 

Businesses in the leisure and hospitality sectors that are based at home and can evidence on-going fixed commercial costs. It also includes driving instructors.

Help with business rates

Details of Business Rate payment holidays and how to set up a payment plan if you are struggling to pay your business rates:

Help with business rates