Business Grants

Local Restrictions Support Grant for businesses that have been mandated to close that have a Business Rates Account:

The Government has announced further funding to support businesses legally required to close during the national lockdown to cover the period 16th February to 31st March 2021.  These include non-essential retail, leisure, entertainment, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.  In order to qualify for this grant, your business would have been open and trading as at 4th January 2021, if not for Covid restrictions.

A single grant for this period will be paid to eligible businesses at the following fixed rate:

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 and under - £2096
  • For properties with a rateable value of £15,001 to £50,999 - £3143
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51,000 and over - £4714.

Managing the Risk of Fraud

All grant claims will be processed through a series of checks, including checks against our business rates database and checks using the Government Spotlight anti-fraud software. We reserve the right to verify/put on hold any claim to enable detailed checks to be carried out. Neither the Council, nor the Government will accept deliberate manipulation of the scheme and fraud.

Any ratepayer caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money may face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to clawback, as may any grants paid in error. Ratepayers should note that, where a grant is paid by us, details of each grant will be passed to government departments for data collection, monitoring, transparency and for the prevention of fraud, as allowed under the Data Protection Act 2018.

If you have any queries regarding the Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed), please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us. You can also telephone the Revenues Section on 01246 242490.

If you have already received LRSG (Closed) funding, you do not need to re-apply, but will be contacted by the Revenues Section.  If you do not receive any contact by 9th April 2021, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by ringing 01246 242490.  If you have not already received funding, please apply via our online form.

Please note that the closing date for applications for the LRSG (Closed) for the period 16th February 2021 to 31st March 2021 is 31st May 2021.  Applications received after this date cannot be considered.

More Information
More information on these grants is available at the GOV.UK website.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) – LRSG(O)

The Local Restrictions Grant (Open) has now been closed to new applications and we are still awaiting clarity on whether "restart grants" will be available to businesses that were previously eligible for this scheme. Therefore, a further round of funding for businesses eligible for this scheme may be available after the Easter Bank Holiday weekend depending on whether we receive any further funding from Government.

Please note that previous applicants will not need to reapply for any additional funding if it becomes available.

Additional Restrictions Grant - (ARG)

The Additional Restrictions Grant has now been closed to new applications and we are still awaiting clarity on whether "restart grants" will be available to businesses that were previously eligible for this scheme. Therefore, a further round of funding for businesses eligible for this scheme may be available after the Easter Bank Holiday weekend depending on whether we receive any further funding from Government.

Please note that previous applicants will not need to reapply for any additional funding if it becomes available.

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