Extension Discretionary Grant - NOW CLOSED

The Welsh Government has opened the Restrictions Business Fund to support businesses and sole traders that have been directly impacted by the extended restrictions announced by the First Minister on 29th January 2021 needed to control the spread of Covid-19.  

A discretionary grant of £2,000 is available to assist businesses that have:  

  • Been forced to close as a result of the national restrictions put in place.

  • The grant will also support businesses that estimate that the extended restrictions put in place will result in at least a 40% reduction in their turnover as compared to an equivalent restriction free trading period prior to 23rd March 2020. Those applicants that started trading after 23rd March 2020 will need to declare (and may be asked to demonstrate) a 40% reduction in turnover for an equivalent trading period since they commenced in business. 

  • In relation to self-catering accommodation, properties will not be eligible for the grant unless the following criteria are met: the self-catering accommodation can produce two years of trading accounts directly preceding the current financial year of the business; the self-catering accommodation must actually have been let for a period of 140 days or more in the financial year 2019-20; the self-catering accommodation business must be the primary source of income for the owner. 


You are NOT eligible for this grant if:  

  • You are eligible for, or have received, the Restrictions Business Fund NDR Grant from your Local Authority

  • The business generates less than 50% of your income. The business must be your main source of income.

  • Your are eligible for a 'top-up' payment via the extended Freelancer Fund. 

  • You have been awarded a Welsh Government Children and Communities grant to cover operating losses between September 2020 and March 2021.

  • The total amount of Covid-19 support grants you have received (including any further award through this discretionary fund) exceeds 80% of your turnover for a typical year of trading.


warning-triangle-sign Important

  • Applications will be dealt with on a first come first served basis. This may lead to applications not being appraised after they have been submitted if the fund is fully committed.

  • There are no automatic payments - you will need to complete the application form after reading the guidance notes

  • Ensure you are applying to the correct local authority

  • Please allow 30 working days for your application to be processed

  • Businesses cannot apply for the NDR grant and the Discretionary Grant



Applications for the Extension Discretionary Grant will be processed within 30 working days from date of receipt for applications that have been completed correctly with supporting information. This time frame is set by Welsh Government for all local authorities in Wales.


Please do not contact us within the 30 working day period for the status on your application, your reference number is confirmation that we have received your application and we will process it as quickly as we can.  


When submitting your application you will be required to complete all the requested fields together with the required evidence documents. Please refer to the guidance for more detail. Scanned documents and photos are acceptable forms of evidence.


If you need to contact the team, please use the email address below: 
Note: Do not use the email address to make an application, please use the link above to access the application form.  Contacting the team through the email address will not put you in the queuing system.



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