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National Guidance: Living with COVID-19

The government has set out its plan for the next phase of the COVID-19 response. This details how we live with the virus as we would any other respiratory illness.

To find out more about the plan, see GOV.UK

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Business support grants

Find out about the financial support available for businesses in Torbay.

Continuing schemes

Retail, hospitality and Leisure relief

This support is in the form of a discount applied to the charge on the rates bill for eligible businesses operating in the Retail, Hospitality or Leisure Sector.  This relief has been extended for the financial year 2022/23 and will award a 50% relief. 

If you may be eligible and have not received the relief, please contact us.

Contact us about the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief

COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

Business Rates Relief for businesses which supply goods or services to the Hospitality or Leisure industry, but did not qualify Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief or Nursery Relief or the grant schemes listed above. 

The Local authority must also “direct their support towards ratepayers who have been adversely affected by the pandemic and have been unable to adequately adapt to that impact”


Ratepaying businesses operating within the supply chain to:

  1. Hospitality
  2. Leisure

Supply chain includes both goods and services.  Where this relates to professional services, we’ll need a self-declaration that their main clients are Hospitality and Leisure, hence the impact.

This will be automatically applied to your bill once we have finalised a list of eligible businesses.

Previous Schemes - now closed

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (5 November to 31 March 2021) 
  • Restart Grant (from 1 April) 
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (businesses which do not pay business rates/ rate-paying businesses that remained open in National Lockdown)
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (closed 28 February 2022)
  • Omicron Hospitality & Leisure Grant (closed 18 March 2022)

Information about closed schemes is available on GOV.UK – look for the schemes with [Withdrawn] at the start.

Applications are now closed for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure grant. If you have applied for the grant and have not received any correspondence from us please contact us using the form below.

Read our Covid Additional Relief Fund Policy
Contact the Business Grants team

Contact Public Health