A discretionary grant to support certain businesses severely impacted by the national lockdown in England between 5 November and 2 December 2020, or who legally had to close during this period but are not registered for business rates with North Norfolk District Council.

Page updated 11 January 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 fall within one of the following categories:

  • 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).
  • Engaged in supplying goods and services to the retail, hospitality and leisure sector, including events. (This would include home-based businesses not paying business rates).
  • 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.

The following businesses will also be eligible:

  • Bed and breakfast businesses on the council tax list (not paying National Non-Domestic Rates).
  • Market traders who have not received payment from the Self Employed Income Support Scheme.

Exclusions to the scheme

Businesses excluded from the scheme:

  • Businesses that are eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed/open).
  • 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. 
  • Businesses that can still trade and operate services remotely, for example, office-based businesses such as solicitors.
  • Businesses that have closed but have not been required to do so in line with the national restrictions.
  • Businesses that were in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice was made at the date of the lockdown.
  • Businesses that 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).
  • Businesses that do not comply with State Aid rules.

Also, you cannot get funding if:

  • You have received payment from the Self Employed Income Support Scheme.
  • It is a property that is empty or a business not in operation on 4 November 2020.
  • You are a takeaway
  • You are a community centre, hall, or place of worship.
  • You are parish, and town council operated units.

How to apply

Before starting your application please read the Additional Restrictions Grant guidance

The scheme is now open for applications.

Apply now

We will process applications on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, businesses should seek to apply at the earliest opportunity with all the appropriate evidence. Failure to send all the necessary evidence will delay your application being processed.