Business grants

We are in the process of working on other discretionary grant schemes for businesses which may not qualify for the below grant. We will publish details here and on social media as soon as possible.

Local Restrictions Support Grant for closed businesses

Eligibility

Businesses that are eligible are those that are subject to Business Rates ONLY and have been mandated to close by government, including non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.

Businesses that, as a result of the lockdown restrictions, are now operating 'click and collect' and takeaway will still be eligible for the grant unless that is the main business. For example, a restaurant which has started up a takeaway service is still deemed to be closed but a food delivery kitchen which only does takeaway would not be eligible.

Any business in receipt of State Aid above the 800,000 Euro threshold will not be eligible for this grant.

Grant payments

Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list are eligible for grants depending on the rateable value on the date of commencement of the national restrictions.

  • Exactly £15,000 or under - will receive a payment of £1,334 per 28-day qualifying restriction period.
  • Over £15,000 and less than £51,000 - will receive a payment of £2,000 per 28-day qualifying restriction period.
  • Exactly £51,000 or above - will receive £3,000 per 28-day qualifying restriction period.

Timescales

The grants will be paid as soon as we have determined your eligibility. We are working as quickly as possible to process these important grants, and will contact you by email to let you know the outcome of your application. We cannot give individual updates over the phone. 

Apply

To apply for the grant complete the online form. You will need:

  • Your details
  • Business owner’s details
  • Business details (including VAT registration number and either Company Number, if Ltd or LLP Business, or HMRC Gateway Tax Reference Number, if Sole Trader)
  • Business Rates account reference
  • Bank details

In completing the information requested on the form, you are confirming that you are the correct recipient of this grant and we reserve the right to reclaim any grant paid, if incorrectly awarded.

Start your application

Updated: 20 November 2020