Grants available for local businesses

Information about support that is available to local businesses and the actions we are taking to support the local economy.

Grants available for local businesses

The council has now paid out over £35m in grants since October 2020, in addition to the £43m paid out between March 2020 and September 2020.

All the earlier grant schemes to support businesses under the local and national restrictions have now closed to applications. Details of the amounts and the total paid by the council under the various schemes can be viewed in   Grant schemes - payments made to support businesses [93KB] .

The council is currently supporting businesses as they re-open with the government funded Restart Grant. By 28 June 2021 the council had paid over £10.75 m to 1396 businesses operating in rated premises. (i.e. businesses who would normally be liable for business rates)

Most of these grants were paid without the need to apply but if you occupy rated premises in Hillingdon and have not already received your Restart Grant you can find out more on the Restart Grant page.

NB the closing date for this grant application is 30 June 2021. This date is set by the government and the council has no discretion to accept applications after this date

Important Update 28 June 2021.

Following the decision to delay Stage 4 of the Roadmap ( the government's phased plan to re-open the economy and remove restrictions), Local Authorities are also encouraged to focus their support on those sectors that remain closed or are severely impacted by the extended restrictions, even if those businesses have already been in receipt of Restart Grants.

 The council has decided to use the remaining Additional Restrictions funding to make further payments to all those localbased rated businesses identified in Strand Two of the Restart Grants guidance who have previously been paid Restart Grants (Strand Two) and those unrated/rated businesses paid ARG Restart Grants.

Details of the Strands for Restart Grants are contained in the document below.

Full details including lists of eligible businesses [159KB]

The amounts to be paid as top ups to help those businesses with continued restrictions are

Rateable Value or Fixed Costs


Below £15,000


Above £15,000 below £51,000


Over £51,000



Applications for the Additional Restart Grants closed on the 16 June 2021. However, applications will not be necessary as the council will use data from the Restart grant recipients to make these payments after establishing that businesses are still trading and meet the criteria for payment. Should the council receive further funding from the government after these payments are made, the council will review the position and update the Additional Restrictions Guidance accordingly. Details will be published on this website


Important notice regarding all discretionary grant payments 

We will not pay grants to those businesses who are failing to comply with legal restrictions imposed by the government to safeguard the health of the public from the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Such failures include, but are not limited to: 

  • refusing to close a business where there is a requirement to do so 
  • refusing to restrict the numbers of people attending their businesses in accordance with limits prescribed by government 
  • failing to ensure that staff and members of the public wear appropriate face coverings 

For the avoidance of doubt, we will refuse to pay grants to any businesses that it has issued Fixed Penalty Notices to as a result of a failure to comply with government restrictions.

Download details of payments for all various schemes [71KB]

Page last updated: 29 Jun 2021