Coronavirus: business grants

The Government announced the financial support available to businesses that have been impacted by the restrictions. There are a number of grants available which varied according to changes tiers during different periods.

Below is a list of available grants and applicable dates for each one:

Period

Local COVID -alert Level 

Applicable grants during the period

Details of the Grant Schemes

Availability

17 October - 4 November 2020

Tier 2

Local Restriction Support Grant 

The Government has made an announcement that Hospitality, Leisure, Bed and Breakfast and Hotel businesses that are severely affected by the socialising restrictions imposed under Tier 2 will be eligible to claim a grant. Payments are available to Nightclubs and other venues unable to reopen after the first lockdown. 

Open

5 November - 1 December 2020

National

National Restrictions Grant

Grant funding has been made available to those businesses that were unable to trade and were forced to close during the additional restrictions. During this period, a single grant will cover the four-week period in November.

Open

2 - 29 December 2020

Wet-led pubs

Christmas Support Payment for Pubs

On 1 December 2020, the Government announced the introduction of additional support over the festive period for wet-led pubs where turnover from food represents less than 50% of total turnover in areas under Tier 2 or 3 restrictions.   Open until 31 January 2021

2 - 15 December 2020

Tier 2

Local Restriction Support Grant 

The Government has made an announcement that Hospitality, Leisure, Bed and Breakfast and Hotel businesses that are severely affected by the socialising restrictions imposed under Tier 2 will be eligible to claim a grant. Payments are available to Nightclubs and other venues unable to reopen after the first lockdown. Open

16 – 19 December 2020

Tier 3

Local Restriction Support Grant

The Government has made an announcement to support businesses that are legally required to close (Eg. Restaurants and pubs) or are allowed to remain open  but have been severely affected by the socialising restrictions. Open

20 December 2020 -  4 January 2021

Tier 4

Tier 4 Closed Grant

The Government announced measures to support business that were forced to close from the 20 December payable every 14 days. In addition, businesses that are open and are severely affected by the socialising restrictions imposed will be eligible to claim a grant.  

Open

5 January 2021 - 15 February 2021

National

Closed lockdown business payment 

Government announced measures to support businesses forced to close . A further grant in respect to the January to February period will be paid to each eligible business. 

Not yet open – awaiting funding and guidance from Government

17 October 2020 - ongoing 

All

Additional Restriction Grant (ARG)

This is a Discretionary Grant Scheme and the criteria and application process is being developed. More information will be available on this page as soon as the scheme is open.

Open

* The value of all grants is determined by the rateable value.

Further guidance and more information about your business eligibility for any of the above grants can be found on GOV.UK


How to apply 

All applications for business grants must be submitted online using the following link for our online form.

Local Restrictions Support application 

Additional Restriction Grant application

Christmas Support Payment for Pubs application


There is no formal appeal process but if we have notified you that you are not entitled to a grant fund payment you can request a review of the decision. Grants can only be paid if the eligibility criteria set by the government is met. For more information about eligibility criteria visit GOV.UK 

 Previous business grants

 

 

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