Business Rates support during Covid-19

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

This grant is now closed. Applications received before the deadline will be processed and decisions sent to every applicant by 31st March 2022.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Round 5 

The Additional Restrictions Grant Round 5 has now closed. Applications received before the deadline will be processed and decisions sent to every applicant the week beginning Monday 28th February.

Grant support for businesses during Covid-19

All grants that were available via the Business Rates system are now closed. Our discretionary grant schemes are also now closed.

Any remaining help and support can be found via the "Business Coronavirus Support Finder" link in related content.

As a local business, you may wish to keep up-to-date with our business pages; which contains lots of useful local business information and is updated regularly.  See "Business page" in related content.

You may also be interested in joining the FREE Rochford Business Network (Tell Me More).  The Rochford Business Network was set up in 2009 as a key information and mailing service between the Council and local businesses.  All services are free to use and you can subscribe now via our website, once you have signed up you will begin receiving email bulletins updating you on new grant opportunities, training workshops, networking events and much more. See "Tell Me More" in related content.

Essex Business Adaptations Grant (Second Round)

The Essex Business Adaptations Grant (Round 2) has now closed. Existing applications have now been processed and applicants informed.

Grant schemes which are now closed:

  • Small Business Grant and Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grant
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)
  • Closed Business Lockdown Payment
  • Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)
  • Rochford Discretionary Business Grants Scheme
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) – First & Second Rounds
  • Essex Business Adaptations Fund (EBAF) - First Round
  • Restart Grants
  • Sector-Specific Additional Restrictions Grant
  • Events Additional Restrictions Grant (EARG)
  • Essex Additional Business Support (EABS) Grant


Business Rates Reliefs

For information on Business Rates Reliefs please visit the “About Reliefs” link in the Related Content section of this page.