Local Authority Discretionary Grant

Grants of up to £10,000 will be delivered by Buckinghamshire Council to small and micro businesses that need help with ongoing fixed building-related costs, such as rent, utilities and broadband. 

Prospective applicants are strongly advised to apply early in order to maximise their chance of success. Applications will be assessed in strict order of receipt against the criteria and decisions will be made on a rolling basis until the budget allocation is committed.

Initial evaluation under the criteria and outlined priorities will be undertaken by Buckinghamshire Business First, on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council.  

If you believe that your business is eligible for a Local Authority Discretionary Grant, please complete the form below to access the Terms and Conditions and Application Form.

Please note: Due to the anticipated very high demand for these grants, please be aware that we are unable to respond to individual enquiries about the grants, including the progress of individual applications. Once we have further information, we will be in contact with you. After submitting your application, there is nothing else you willl need to do in the meantime.

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An SME is an organisation with fewer than 250 employees (full time equivalent) • A turnover less than €50 million and/or a balance sheet total less than €43 million. Parent and subsidiary companies need to be taken into account.

Please note businesses in Milton Keynes are not eligible.

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. (This list is not exhaustive and other eligibility criteria does apply).