COVID-19 Small Business Grant Scheme

Small Business Grant Scheme

The NI Executive is providing one-off grants to small businesses to help them to meet their ongoing business costs.

A grant of £10,000 will be paid to small businesses that already pay reduced business rates because of Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR). SBRR is automatically applied to business properties with a rateable value below £15,000, though some exclusions apply.


Payments of the grant are being made on the basis of the European Commission’s Temporary Framework for State aid. This can be accessed at COVID-19 Temporary Framework. These grants constitute State Aid. You will be asked to confirm that you agree to the State Aid Requirements when completing this form.

You can use this online form to provide your bank details for payment if you have been advised that you are eligible for one of these grants.

What you will need

You will be asked to confirm:

  • Your Ratepayer ID (shown on your rate bill)
  • Your Occupancy ID (shown on your rate bill)
  • Your sort code
  • Your bank or building society account number
  • Your e-mail address
If you need any assistance in completing this form contact NI Direct on 0300 200 7809