Coronavirus: £25,000 Retail, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Grant

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The £25,000 Retail, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Grant is now closed

A further payment of £10,000 will be automatically issued to businesses that received the £25,000 Retail, Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Grant and have not been paid under the Localised Restrictions Support Scheme or Covid Restrictions Business Support Scheme: Part B, subject to scheme eligibility in line with the associated Regulations.

Further information, including clarification on eligibility for new businesses, will be published shortly at Coronavirus: £177 million in new grants to support Northern Ireland businesses.

Registration for the scheme closed on Wednesday 20 May 2020 and all applications have now been processed.

Appeals will no longer be accepted from unsuccessful applicants who did not submit their appeal within 2 weeks of their rejection notice. This is effective from 20 October 2020.

Further information - FAQs and email support

Find further information in the frequently asked questions on the £25,000 Retail, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Grant (PDF, 964K).

A helpline was available on Tel 0300 200 7809 from 27 March until 12 June 2020 to support applicants registering for the business support grants. The helpline is now closed. If you have enquiries about the £25,000 grant scheme please email

Operation of the scheme by council, constituency and sector

You can find information about the operation of the scheme to date, at the link below. Based upon applications received this details the current applications decision status, and provides a facility to interrogate by District Council, Parliamentary Constituency, and Sector. Please note, this spreadsheet will be updated continually and you should check the link for the most recent updates.

Download the latest £25,000 grant scheme analysis spreadsheet (XLSX, 102K).

By closure on Wednesday 20 May 2020, the £25,000 Grant scheme for Retail, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Sector Ratepayers had attracted 3,624 applications. Subsequently, 33 applications received under the separate rental scheme, and 40 applications that met the late applications criteria were included, raising the total to 3,697 applications.

As of Friday 20 November, a total of 3,002 applications have been approved for payment and paid through Account NI to a value of £73.630 million (138 applications were paid at a reduced rate of £15,000 having previously availed of the £10,000 scheme). After accounting for 695 rejected applications on grounds of duplication or ineligibility, no further applications remain to be processed.

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First published 2 April 2020