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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