If your business has been forced to close due to lockdown restrictions, you may be eligible for a grant
The Local Restrictions Support Grant supports businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises, but which are then required to close due to local lockdown restrictions.
This support is for businesses that receive a business rates bill for their premises, who were open and trading on the 4 November 2020, and who have been legally forced to close their business due to the new Government lockdown restrictions announced on the 31 October 2020 that come into force on the 5 November 2020.
View a current list of venues and businesses that must close.
Pubs, restaurants & Cafes not able to admit customers but which are offering takeaway, click and collect or delivery services will be treated as closed for the purposes of this grant and so will qualify.
The amount of grant funding available will depend on the rateable value of the property and is as follows:
a. Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £1,334 per 28-day qualifying restriction period.
b. Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £2,000 per 28-day qualifying restriction period.
c. Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above on the commencement date of the widespread national restrictions, will receive £3,000 per 28-day qualifying restriction period.
Businesses will need to apply online via our application form to confirm their eligibility and bank details. All eligible business have now been sent an email or letter with guidance on how to claim via the web form. If you have not received an email or letter and you believe your business is eligible, and is on the government list of business that have been legally forced to close, please contact us at email@example.com.
This scheme is now open for applications. Applications can be made through our Local Restrictions Support Grant online form.
If you are not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant Scheme and would like information on other Covid-19 business support, please visit our Business Support page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Local Restrictions Support Grant page on the Government website has further information on this scheme.
Visit the Coronvirus support and advice for businesses page if you have any concerns or queries regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic and the effects on your business.