A discretionary grant to support certain businesses severely impacted by the national lockdown in England which started on the 5 January 2021, or who legally had to close during this period but are not registered for business rates with North Norfolk District Council.

Page updated 20 April 2021

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 30 April 2021. 

There will be two parts to the grant awards:

  • Business Impact
  • Business Closure

Business Impact

This grant will be awarded to businesses that were not closed but were severely impacted by the national closures.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this grant, businesses must be engaged in:

  • Supplying goods and services to businesses and organisations that were legally obliged to close as part of the national lockdown (This would include home-based businesses not paying business rates).
  • Supplying goods and services to the retail, hospitality and leisure sector, including events. (This would include home-based businesses not paying business rates).
  • Delivering a service to customers in a face-to-face environment. This can include delivering a service in a customer’s home or an environment where it would not be practical to follow Covid-19 safety guidelines. 
  • Taxi Services

Also, businesses must have:

  • Been severely financially impacted because of the national lockdown, e.g. loss of sales revenue, increased costs etc.
  • High ongoing fixed costs

Business Closure

This grant will be awarded to businesses that were closed and are not registered for business rates.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this grant, businesses must:

  • Be a business that was legally obliged to close as part of the national lockdown.
  • Not be registered with the Council for business rates.

Exclusions to the scheme

Excluded from the scheme. Businesses that:

  • have already received an Additional Restrictions Grant payment from North Norfolk District Council.
  • are eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed/open).
  • are holiday lets and accommodation premises where a cooked breakfast is not provided are excluded from this policy. Premises where the owner is not also a permanent resident are also excluded. 
  • can still trade and operate services remotely, for example, office-based businesses such as solicitors.
  • have closed but have not been required to do so in line with the national restrictions.
  • were in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice was made at the date of the lockdown.
  • had been closed for the winter season that were not intending to remain open for the winter period (i.e. from November 2020 to March 2021).
  • do not comply with State Aid rules.

Also, you cannot get funding if:

  • It is a property that is empty or a business not in operation on 4 January 2021.
  • You are a community centre, hall, or place of worship.
  • You are a parish or town council operated unit.

How to apply

Before starting your application please read the Additional Restrictions Grant guidance

This application form is for Phase 2 of the Additional Restrictions Grant. Phase 2 relates to the national lockdown period, which started on 5 January 2021.

If you have not applied for an Additional Restrictions Grant for Phase 1 (for the period 5 November to 2 December 2020). Complete the relevant section on the Phase 2 application form.

Do not use this online form if you have already received an Additional Restrictions Grant payment from NNDC for the lockdown period from 5 November to 2 December 2020.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 30 April 2021. 

Applications for this grant have now closed.