Applications for this scheme have now closed.

The North Norfolk Discretionary Grant Scheme is intended to support certain small businesses previously outside the scope of the earlier business grant funds scheme. The scheme is aligned with Government guidance which has stipulated a number of key conditions and sector priorities.

Who can apply

The Government have advised that grants should be primarily and predominantly aimed at:

  • Small and micro businesses
  • Businesses with relatively high ongoing fixed property-related costs
  • Businesses which can demonstrate that they have suffered a significant fall in income due to the COVID-19 crisis

Who is not eligible

The Government have further stipulated that grant funding is for businesses that are not eligible for other support schemes. Businesses which are eligible for cash grants from any central government COVID-related scheme are ineligible for funding from the Discretionary Grants Fund. Such grant schemes include but are not limited to:

  • Small Business Grant Fund
  • Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant
  • The Fisheries Response Fund
  • Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme (DSSS)
  • The Zoos Support Fund
  • The Dairy Hardship Fund

When can I apply?

To ensure that the grant is allocated efficiently and in accordance with the Government’s identified priority sectors, the grant has been delivered in two phases.

Phase 1

Phase 1 was open to applications between 3 June and 21 June. However, we are pleased to confirm that we have re-opened the Phase 1 application and we can accept applications from eligible businesses. View details of the Phase 1 grant, including how to apply and a list of eligible businesses.

Phase 2

Phase 2 launched on 27 July 2020 is now open for applications. The second phase of Discretionary Grant is to help businesses in registered business premises who have to date not benefited from any of the grants listed above nor were eligible under the Phase 1 of the Discretionary Grant.

Please note that businesses who are potentially eligible for Phase 2 of this scheme have been contacted by email which will contain a link with details on how to apply.

View details of the Phase 2 of the Discretionary Grant including details on how to apply.