Craven District Council

Skip Navigation

Craven District Council

Discretionary Grant Scheme Policy

Applications for Craven's Discretionary Grant Scheme have been assessed against the UK Government's criteria and our own policy.

Applications for Craven's Discretionary Grant Scheme closed at 11.59pm on June 17th. 

The UK government has stated that the intention of this scheme is to help businesses that meet the following criteria:


  • You must have been trading on 11 March 2020.
  • You must not have received any of the following for the business you are applying for:

    • Small business grant fund
    • Retail, hospitality and leisure grant
    • The fisheries response fund
    • Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme (DSSS)
    • The Zoos Support fund
    • The Dairy Hardship fund


Councils have been asked to prioritise bed & breakfast accommodation, regular market traders and businesses in shared or flexible workspace.

Craven District Council’s discretionary grant scheme follows the government guidelines but we also welcomed applications from other businesses.

Applications have been assessed against the criteria set out in our policy:

Download the Discretionary Business Grant Scheme policy (PDF)

If your application was unsuccessful, we will let you know. There is an appeals process and you will be advised then how you can ask for a review of the decision.

Details of discretionary grants awarded June 2020