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New Covid-19 Grants

The Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) is available to provide support to ratepayers who are affected by COVID-19, but not eligible for existing business rates support.

All other Covid-19 Support Grants for businesses in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation industry are now closed.


Find out more about the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

Business Innovation Support Scheme

Independent businesses on and off the high street can benefit from a new grant scheme designed to support business growth and innovation.

The Business Innovation Support Scheme (BISS), launched by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, has four different funding streams which can be used by businesses to deliver a range of improvements to their business.

The funds within the Business Innovation Support Scheme include:

  • Growth and increased Productivity Fund
  • Enterprise and Innovation Fund
  • High Street Premises Enhancement Fund
  • Environmental Sustainability Fund

The grant value will be up to £2.5k for each of the funds except the Enterprise and Innovation Fund which will have a maximum limit of £5k.

Find out more about the Business Innovation Support Scheme including criteria and application guidelines