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UPDATE 21/03/22:

Financial Support - COVID-19  Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

The COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) aims to support businesses affected by the pandemic, but that are ineligible for existing support linked to Business Rates.

The government has funded schemes to provide rate relief for eligible businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, and for Nurseries. 

The government has now allocated funding for a discretionary local rate relief scheme to support businesses across Cheshire West and Chester Borough that did not receive rate relief in 2021/22 under the previous relief schemes.

Applications will close on 17 May 2022

Eligibility criteria and online application can be found by clicking here  

Welcome to Cheshire West and Chester Council

Let's Talk Business

Visit the Support area for more information.

Visit the About the Area page to learn more about West Cheshire, our businesses and our partners.

Click on the map above to find some key facts and figures about the Cheshire West area.

Learn more about some of the key partners we work with to create an environment to support businesses to start-up, thrive and grow. 

Our joint ambition is to:

  • Encourage new start-up activity
  • Reduce the barriers to growth
  • Secure new inward investment
  • Support residents into jobs; ensure they have the right skills
Map of UK and Cheshire West area

Register for the online Business Directory

If you are a Cheshire West business we would like to encourage you to register your interest; in the near future those that have will have access to their own password protected dashboard area where they can create their own profile, appear in our online Business Directory, promote business opportunities and good news stories.  In the meantime everyone who has registered will receive our weekly newsletter with the latest local business support information.