Helping London’s SMEs find the local grants available to them

Use this website to see if you might be eligible for the new discretionary local business grants, part of the government's COVID-19 business support package.

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The Government have allocated additional funds to the local authorities to enable them to provide grants to certain [sole traders and] SMEs who have not been able to access the COVID-19 government support.

Every local authority has the discretion to use these funds to support local businesses. This means that eligibility criteria may vary depending on which borough your business is based in. This tool will help direct you to the scheme within your local authority and help you understand if you can apply for funds.

Step 1

Check if you are eligible...

Before you start, make sure you meet the core national criteria which apply to everyone.

To be eligible you have to be an SME[1] and:

  • Have relatively high ongoing fixed property-related costs

  • Be able to demonstrate that you have suffered a significant fall in income due to the COVID-19 crisis

🚨 If you don't meet these criteria, sorry but this is not for you.

You can find other support and guidance on the London Business Hub here.

[1] *as defined in Section 33 Part 2 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and the Companies Act 2006 


Step 2

Find your local scheme...

Let's help you find out what's happening in your area

Please enter your postcode here:

Test begin. for example: N42RW

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More information about the London Business Hub

Supported by the Mayor of London and funded by the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), the London Business Hub’s team of business advisors can help you work out your next steps, create a plan of action and provide a gateway into the vital resources, support and initiatives needed to sustain your business through this challenging period.

The new business Support Hub also includes:

  • Access to free one-to-one support from an expert business advisor

  • COVID-19 checklists, factsheets and guides

  • Guidance for businesses and employers

  • Information about financial support and schemes

  • The latest press releases and news articles