More funding available for Northampton’s businesses 

Published: Tuesday, 16 June 2020

A range of businesses in Northampton, which have not received other Government funding, could be eligible for a Discretionary Fund Grant from the Borough Council. 

The following businesses are encouraged to contact Northampton Borough Council by 5pm, this Friday, 19 June, if they fall within the following criteria: 

•    Large local businesses in the Hospitality and Leisure sectors with a rateable value in excess of £51,001. 

•    Small manufactures with a workshop or a warehouse with a rateable value between £15,001-£51,000. 

•    Small businesses in shared offices, or other flexible working spaces. Examples could include mills, units in industrial parks, science parks and incubators, which do not have their own business rates assessment. 

•    Regular market traders with fixed building costs, such as rent, who do not have their own business rates assessment.

•    Bed and Breakfasts which pay council tax instead of business rates.

•    Charitable properties in receipt of charitable business rates relief which would otherwise have been eligible for small business rates relief or rural rate relief.

•    Large local charities with a rateable value of over £51,000.

•    Businesses in the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Sector which do not pay business rates directly and have fixed property costs. 

Councillor Jonathan Nunn, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “We’ve already distributed millions of pounds of financial support, through all the Government grant schemes, to thousands of businesses across the town, but we know there are more who are entitled to this grant funding, but have not yet applied. 

“If you run a business and have not yet received any financial assistance through the previous Government grant schemes, aimed at supporting you during the pandemic, please do get in touch with our team by the end of the week.” 

To apply, visit by 5pm on Friday, 19 June, and for more information, please email: