Measures have been announced by the Welsh government to support individuals and businesses, to help get through COVID-19.

At a glance

  • Non-domestic rates relief.
  • Business grants.
  • Small charities grant.
  • Arts and culture resilience fund.
  • Creative Wales emergency relief fund.
  • Sports emergency relief fund.
  • Economic resilience fund.
  • Development Bank of Wales fund.
  • Assistance for farmers.
  • Fisheries grant.
  • Support finder.

For guidance on other measures introduced by the UK government see COVID-19: Government Support Tracker

Overview 

Coronavirus related grants and tax havens

  • As for Sotland, in Wales coronvirus related grants will not be provided to any business which is owned by a company or individual(s) resident in a tax haven.

Non-domestic rates relief

  • There is full relief for businesses in either retail, leisure and hospitality businesses as well as businesses with a rateable value of £500,000 and above.

Business grants

  • Businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure can apply for a grant of £25,000. This is provided the rateable value of their property is between £12,001 and £51,000.
  • Businesses that have a rateable value of less than £12,000 can apply for a grant of £10,000.
  • Small businesses employing up to nine people can apply for a grant of up to £10,000.
  • Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) employing between 10 and 249 people can apply for a grant of up to £100,000.
  • See COVID-19 grants.

Small charities' grant

  • It applied to small charities within the retail, leisure and hospitality sector.
  • There is a grant of £10,000 where the rateable value of £12,000 or below.
  • Applications will need to be made and details will be released on the Welsh government site.

Culture resilience fund

  • Short-term support to museums, collections, self-employed conservation services, archives and libraries.
  • To apply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your requirements.

Arts resilience fund

  • £7 million of funds are available to those that are affected by the Coronavirus.
  • The first round of urgent response fund for individuals closed on 20 April 2020. This was available to freelance artists and creative practitioners.
  • The stabilisation fund for individuals is open for applications until 15 June 2020. This is for freelance artists and creative practitioners trying to survive the threat to their livelihoods.
  • The stabilisation fund for organisations applications closed on 8 May 2020 and was available to non-profit sectors.
  • For guidance and information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Creative Wales emergency relief funds

This is split into:

  • Support during the coronavirus crisis.
  • Grassroots music relief fund. For information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Development funding for the TV industry for indigenous independent production companies.
  • Emergency digital development funding is available for games, animation, digital agencies and creative digital businesses.

Sports emergency relief fund

  • A grant programme to support small and vulnerable sports organisations.
  • For information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Economic resilience Fund

  • This has been paused by the Welsh government due to the large number of applicants.
  • Funding had increased to £300 million.

Development Bank of Wales

  • This has been fully subscribed.
  • £100 million in total and more than 1,500 applicants.

Assistance for farmers

Fisheries grant

  • A grant calculated by vessel size, with a maximum payment of £10,000.
  • Open to all active seafood businesses with Welsh-licenced vessels and recorded sales of £10,000 or more in 2019.
  • Registration via Rural Payments Wales.

Support Finder 

  • The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has created a COVID support Finder tool that individuals and companies can use to identify applicable benefits.

See COVID-19: Government support tracker

 

External links

Welsh government

COVID-19 Grants for businesses registered to pay business rates in Wales
The Welsh Government has introduced two grants to support businesses in Wales through the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Support for businesses
Business rate relief, grants and loans for businesses to help during the disruption caused by COVID-19.

The Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 'Find coronavirus financial support for your business'

 

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