COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)
Applications for this scheme have now closed.
The fund provided additional business rates relief to support rate-paying businesses that were affected by the pandemic during the financial year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, but weren’t eligible for previous business rates linked support.
Under this scheme we did not award relief:
- to ratepayers who would have been eligible for Extended Retail Discount (covering Retail, Hospitality and Leisure), or Nursery Discount
- where the premises was unoccupied. Premises that were temporarily closed due to government advice on COVID-19, may still apply
- unless ratepayers can prove they have been adversely affected by the pandemic and have been unable to adequately adapt to that impact.
Please refer to our Policy document [PDF, 0.5MB] [PDF, 0.5MB] for more details including eligibility criteria.
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