Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund – funds still available for eligible businesses in the Liverpool City Region

We have been made aware that the following local authorities in the LCR still have funds available to support businesses affected by the pandemic.

Relief can be applied for by businesses who were not eligible for the previous Covid-19 business rates relief covering retail, leisure and hospitality sectors. The Additional Relief Fund is for ratepayers who have been negatively affected by the pandemic and have been unable to adapt. The relief will apply to the 2021/22 financial year, so businesses must have been liable for rates and occupying premises in that year.

This is likely to be of interest to businesses in maritime; those with office premises above £15,000 Rateable Value; warehouses; distribution & logistics; manufacturing; private training providers and other uses that were not eligible for the previously mentioned reliefs.

Applications must be made to the relevant local authority – see details below with links and deadlines. NB: Sefton Council’s scheme has closed, hence not being included below.

 

Local authority Eligibility info and application form Deadline for applications
Halton Council

 

COVID-19 ADDITIONAL RELIEF FUND (halton.gov.uk) 31 July 2022
Knowsley Council COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) Knowsley Council

 

31 July 2022
Liverpool City Council https://liverpool.gov.uk/business/business-rates/covid-additional-relief-fund/ 31 August 2022
St Helens Council https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/carf

 

31 August 2022
Wirral Council https://www.wirral.gov.uk/business/business-rates/business-rates-exemptions-and-reliefs/covid-19-additional-relief-fund 31 August 2022

 

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