Business grants now available
In response to COVID-19 the Government has announced support for small businesses and businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.
These are being distributed to businesses in the BID area by Luton Borough Council and, if you have not yet received your grant automatically you will need to fill in a short application form.
Here is a step by step guide and more information.
Small businesses with a rateable value of less than £15,000 are eligible for a £10,000 Small Business Grant.
Businesses in receipt of the expanded Retail Discount (which covers retail, hospitality and leisure) with a rateable value of less than £51,000 are eligible for a Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG) of £25,000.
To find out more and understand the eligibility criteria click
To apply for either grants you use the same application process, as follows:
- Click on the Luton Borough Council web page HERE
- Click CONTINUE
- Follow all the steps and make sure you have the following information to hand:
- Business rate account number
- Full business property address and postcode
- Business name
- Company registration number
- VAT registration number (optional)
- Your rateable value
Once you have declared the details to be correct and submitted the form you will then be emailed a reference number. Please note, Luton Borough Council are taking around two weeks to process applications and pay grants.
If you are unable to find your business rate account number and/or are unsure of your rateable value, the BID may be able check this for you.
• Full Name
• Business Name
• Post code
The BID will then search through details accessible to them and respond back to you. If we do not hold these records then we will direct you to contact the Borough Council's Rates Team.