Taxi Driver Covid Support Grant scheme

We value licensed taxi drivers within the Harrogate district as they provide an essential public transport service. It is recognised that the local and national Covid restrictions will have impacted their trade. Funding has therefore been allocated from the Additional Restrictions Grant to support taxi drivers who currently hold a driver licence issued by Harrogate Borough Council.

The Taxi Driver Covid Support Grant scheme is aimed at supporting Harrogate district based taxi drivers who have been significantly impacted throughout the government's lockdown restrictions. Eligible taxi drivers may be entitled to a one off payment of £270.00 (the cost of the three year dual driver licence).

To be eligible the applicant must:

  • hold a valid dual driver licence (hackney carriage/ private hire) issued by Harrogate Borough Council as at 1 May 2021
  • businesses that are in administration, are insolvent, struck off or where a striking-off notice has been made are not eligible for funding under this scheme

Drivers must also confirm they are operating within the Subsidy Allowance limit Guidelines

Eligible taxi drivers will receive a one-off grant of £270.00

Applications must be made online using the application form below.

Applications will close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 30 June.

Taxation and the provision of information to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

We have been informed by government that all payments under the scheme are taxable.

We do not accept any responsibility in relation to an applicant's tax liabilities and all applicants should make their own enquiries to establish any tax position.

All applicants should note that we are required to inform Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of all payments made to businesses.

Additional restrictions grants for licensed taxi drivers application

For further information on the Taxi Driver Covid support grant scheme please email [email protected]

Contact us

[email protected]

Visits to the taxi office are by appointment only.

Please call 01423 556755.

The taxi office is based at the Civic Centre, St Lukes Avenue, Harrogate HG1 2AE.

Identify and safeguard victims of County Lines

Thousands of children and teenagers - some as young as 12 - are being exploited by criminal gangs to carry drugs from urban areas to coastal and market towns. Many of these children travel between the city and rural towns in taxis or private hire vehicles in a criminal activity known as 'county lines'.

For further information please visit the identify and safeguard victims of County Lines page.