There are a number of support grants available to support businesses that are being administered by Manchester City Council.

*NEW National Lockdown Grants

New retail, hospitality and leisure one-off top up grants

The Government has announced one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property to help businesses through lockdown.

The City Council is still waiting for the Government guidance, but as we understand it any business in the retail, hospitality or leisure industry that is legally required to close, which cannot operate effectively remotely, is eligible for a grant.

Grants will be paid to eligible businesses at the following rates:

  • £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £9,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000


If you have already applied for a Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) MCC will use your application to assess your eligibility and make a payment using the bank details provided.

If you have not yet applied for a LRSG, apply now.

Additional Restriction Grants (ARG)

You might not be eligible for a LRSG but if your business has been affected financially, you might be able to claim an ARG. This also applies to businesses that are not registered for business rates. Check eligibility and apply online:

Second Round Culture Grants

The Culture Recovery Fund: Grants Second Round is for cultural organisations as they transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model during April-June 2021. Check eligibility and apply online by 26th January:

CityCo & Manchester BID Membership Support

CityCo and Manchester BID are here to support our business members. We are currently in liaison with partners including Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police and Transport for Greater Manchester, and will update our networks as the days and weeks unfold in this new phase.

As per last year, we will continue to share city information as we receive it and are on the end of the phone for any operational or security concerns:

Please get in touch if you need us:

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