If your business has been affected by COVID-19 business support grants available that you may be eligible for.

We have been given funding for a Business Restart Grant support scheme and will continue to pay eligible businesses through our discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant.

Businesses submitting applications will be assessed against each of these schemes and payments made as appropriate. There is also a limited amount of discretionary funding which will used to provide additional support or to those not eligible for the mandatory schemes.

We continue to receive a large number of applications and the total paid from the discretionary fund will be limited to the amount received from central government.

As part of accessing any applications against the discretionary fund, we will take into account any funding that has been received in other business grant schemes.


  • Businesses that are not liable for business rates in the Welwyn Hatfield Borough will not be eligible for the mandatory restart grant.  You will therefore be considered under the discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant.
  • Businesses that have already received grant payments that equal the maximum permitted subsidy allowances will not be eligible for either grant.
  • Businesses that are in administration, insolvent or where a striking off notice has been made will not be eligible for either grant.

Grant recipients may be contacted by BEIS for research purposes and your data will be shared with for research and evaluation purposes.

Any business caught falsifying their records to gain grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back.

Please email businessgrants@welhat.gov.uk should you have any questions.

Apply for a one-off Restart Business Grant for non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care, and gym businesses.
This grant is available to business forced to close as part of the 5 January 2021 national lockdown.
This is a discretionary grant scheme to support those businesses which have had less direct financial support from national schemes.