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COVID-19: Coronavirus grants for Newport businesses

Welsh Government is making funds available for non-repayable grants for small businesses, these will be distributed by Newport City Council.

There are two levels of grant available, both of which are based on the rateable value of the property occupied.

  • £10,000 grant for occupied properties with a rateable value of up to £12,000
  • £25,000 grant for occupied properties with a rateable value of between £12,001 and £51,000 (used for retail, leisure or hospitality)

The grant will be paid directly into the business bank account.

To apply email with the following information:

  1. Name of the business
  2. Contact details: email address, telephone number, named contact
  3. Address of all premises used by the business
  4. Business Rate account number (from your bill)
  5. Business bank account details: account name, sort code and account number
  6. Details of the nature of the business

Our aim is to get this funding to businesses as soon as possible.

If you are a small business and you think you are eligible for support, please start to pull this information together now in order to prevent any delays. 

Help us to understand and help you

Businesses are asked to complete this short Cardiff Capital Region survey which aims to assess existing and potential negative economic impacts from COVID-19 for Welsh businesses and their staff. 

Responses are confidential and will be used to effectively allocate additional support and resources to mitigate economic impacts of the outbreak - thank you. 

For further information on funding and support as a result of COVID-19 please visit the Business Wales website



If you are a business owner or are responsible for Brexit planning, the Business Wales Brexit portal sets out the steps you should take to prepare your business for the potential impact of a no deal outcome.

It also provides contact details for support and advice services.

Businesses can also assess and improve their business continuity arrangements by using the business continuity guidance and self-assessment form.

Brexit Business Readiness events are being held across the UK where you can meet government advisers and find out what actions your business needs to take to prepare – find out more and register.

More information about how Newport City Council is preparing for Brexit

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