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Publication - Advice and guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business Ventilation Fund

Last updated: 1 Mar 2022 - see all updates
Published: 16 Nov 2021

Guidance on who is eligible, what can be claimed and how to apply.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business Ventilation Fund
Examples of business costs

Examples of business costs 

Business A – yoga studio

Current situation: 100 square foot, two windows not currently used, no extractor fan in bathroom, no airbricks and no Co2 monitor.

Items requested

Cost

Claimed

Approved

Purchasing and installation of standalone Co2 monitors (single spaces) x2

Up to £200 each

£400

£400

Purchase and installation Window contact sensors x2

Up to £100 each

£200

£200

Window servicing (including assessment of needs, securing and costs of scaffolding if required)  

Up to £500

£500

£500

Purchase and Installing airbricks (including assessment of needs and costs of scaffolding if required)  

Up to £1000 each

£1000

£1000

Purchasing and installation of small mechanical vent – extractor fan (including assessment of needs and costs of scaffolding if required)  

Up to £600 each

£600

£400

TOTAL

 

£2700

£2500

Verification needed: business is a non-domestic rate payer (non-domestic rate ID), bank account is real (bank statement), overall cost has been incurred (receipted invoice/bank statement), 
Evidence of need for improvements (self-assessment/application form), contractor is a legitimate business (registered).

Business B – café

Current situation: 150 square foot, four timber framed windows, sufficient vents for square footage. Request is to clear air without windows being open late in the day. Has a Co2 monitor functioning correctly.

Items requested

Cost

Claimed

Approved

Purchasing and installation of standalone Co2 monitors (single spaces)

Up to £200 each

£200

Nil

Purchase and Installing vents x4  (including assessment of needs and costs of scaffolding if required)  

Up to £100 each

£400

£400

Purchasing and installation of small mechanical vent – extractor fan (including assessment of needs and costs of scaffolding if required)  

Up to £600 each

£600

£600

TOTAL

 

£1200

£1,000

Verification needed: business is a non-domestic rate payer (non-domestic rate ID), bank account is real (bank statement), overall cost has been incurred (receipted invoice/bank statement), 
Evidence of need for improvements (self-assessment/application form), contractor is a legitimate business (registered).

Business C – public house

Current situation: 200 square footage, 2 ceiling windows can’t be reached easily and mechanical ventilation system is in place for part of the premises.

Items requested

Cost

Claimed

Approved

Purchasing and installation of standalone Co2 monitors (single spaces) x2

Up to £200 each

£600

£400

Purchasing and fitting automatic openers for ceiling windows x2

Up to £200 each

£400

£400

Purchasing and installation of monitoring equipment (including monitoring for large mechanical ventilation systems)

Up to £500 each

£500

£500

TOTAL

 

£1500

£1300

Verification needed: business is a non-domestic rate payer (non-domestic rate ID), bank account is real (bank statement), overall cost has been incurred (receipted invoice/bank statement), 
Evidence of need for improvements (self-assessment/application form), contractor is a legitimate business (registered).

Business D – gym

Current situation: 300 square footage, windows able to open and in good working order, mechanical ventilation.

Items Requested

Cost

Claimed

Approved

Purchasing and installation of standalone Co2 monitors (single spaces)

Up to £200 each

£200

£200

TOTAL

 

£200

£200

Verification needed: business is a non-domestic rate payer (non-domestic rate ID), bank account is real (bank statement), overall cost has been incurred (receipted invoice/bank statement), 
Evidence of need for improvements (self-assessment/application form).


First published: 16 Nov 2021 Last updated: 1 Mar 2022 -