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Business Support

If you are a commercial tenant of the council and are struggling to pay your rent, please contact our Land and Commercial Team by sending your contact information to  and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

The Coronavirus outbreak is a rapidly changing situation.

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Further advice and Support

Financial Help

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government has announced support for small businesses and businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. 

  • Small Business Grant Fund - available to all businesses in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) and Rural Rates Relief (RRR). 
  • Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund - available to businesses who are eligible for the Expanded Retail Discount (which covers retail, hospitality and leisure) with a rateable value (RV) of less than £51,000.   

If you are eligible for either of these please visit our Business Financial Support page.

Please note the business support grants are only available to businesses that are liable for Business Rates and therefore receive a Business Rates bill (it may be that full relief is applied so there is nothing to pay, but you would still receive a bill) and meet the criteria.

Financial support will be provided to self-employed workers through the 'Self-Employed Income Support Scheme'.

Other financial Help

  • Pub Relief increased to £5,000 - The majority of public houses are likely to be captured in the above relief.

    More help and support

    We have more information on our website to support businesses including:-

    • The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme 
    • Information for Employers making redundancies or with recruitment need
    • Guidance for Businesses trading Internationally
    • Commercial property support for businesses

    Advice for food businesses

    Read the government issued guidance to assist food businesses in responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak here.

    Following new Government restrictions placed on public houses, restaurants, cafes etc during the Coronavirus pandemic, you may be considering diversifying your food business to provide food from your normal menu or new dishes for delivery or takeaway. This guidance from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health will help ensure you trade safely.

    To reduce social contact, the government has ordered some businesses and venues to close. Find out more on the governments website about which businesses need to remain closed.

    Coronavirus Support for Sports Clubs

    Small grants for businesses that are liable for business rates may be available to support some clubs in the High Peak.  

    Additional Support

    • Sport England Emergency Fund - This new fund aims to help community sport and physical activity organisations who are experiencing short term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. This £20 million fund is designed to complement other sources of funding from the government, such as funds targeted at small businesses, so please do check the guidelines before you consider applying. 
    • Club Matters - provides lots of guidance for sports clubs through the current crisis. Templates and guidance include topics such as; emergency financial planning, securing your premises, understanding financial support available, running virtual meetings and making the most of social media channels are available.
    • Further advice and guidance is also available from Active Derbyshire


    For further support or guidance please contact;