OIC Business Hardship Support Grant – FAQs

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How much can I apply for if I am eligible?

There are three one-off grants depending on the number of ‘Full-time Equivalent’ (FTE) people ordinarily employed during the year – not the headcount. This includes businesses where the sole employee is the business owner or company director. There are three levels of one-off grants available:

  • £5,000 per applicant for businesses employing 1 to 5 FTE
  • £10,000 per applicant for businesses employing 6-10 FTE
  • £15,000 per applicant for businesses employing 11-15 FTE
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