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Coronavirus Business Grants

January 2021 National Lockdown Business Grants

With the announcement of January's national lockdown restrictions being imposed, we are aware many businesses will be impacted. We are awaiting final government guidance on the operation of these new business grant schemes.

If you are an eligible business that has already received an LRSG or ARG grant we will be in touch with you by email directly about next steps in January.

Please do not contact us in the meantime about national lockdown grants as we will not be able to answer any queries regarding this, as we will need to wait for the government guidance

Please keep checking this webpage for any updates.

Spring Closure and National Lockdown Grants 2021

Spring Closure and National Lockdown Grants 2021
Grant Name Who for? How much? How do I apply?
Spring 2021 Business Closure Grants

Businesses with a business rates account, in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector that are required to close under National Lockdown restrictions.

One-off payment.

  • £1-£15,000 Rateable Value businesses will receive £4,000.
  • £15,001-£50,999 Rateable Value businesses will receive £6,000.
  • £51,000 and greater Rateable Value businesses will receive £9,000.

Businesses that have already received an LRSG grant and are eligible for National Lockdown grants will be contacted directly.

Businesses that have yet to apply for the November National Lockdown Grant will need to complete an application which can be found at the bottom of this page. Once completed, we will then confirm eligibility to further grants.

January National Lockdown Grant (5 January 2021 - 15 February 2021)

Businesses with a business rates account, in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector that are required to close under National Lockdown restrictions.

  • £1-£15,000 Rateable Value businesses will receive £2,001.
  • £15,001-£50,999 Rateable Value businesses will receive £3,000.
  • £51,000 and greater Rateable Value businesses will receive £4,500.

Businesses that have already received an LRSG grant and are eligible for National Lockdown grants will be contacted directly.

Businesses that have yet to apply for the November National Lockdown Grant will need to complete an application which can be found at the bottom of this page. Once completed, we will then confirm eligibility to further grants.

Tier 3 and Tier 4 Grant Schemes

Tier 3 and 4 Grant Schemes (2 December 2020 - 4 January 2021)
Grant name Who for? How much? How do I apply?

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) (Closed)

Businesses with a business rates account that are required to close under Tier 3 or Tier 4 restrictions.

£667 - £1,500 per 14 day period.

Businesses that have already received an LRSG grant and are eligible for Tier 3 or Tier 4 grants will be contacted directly.

Businesses submitting an application for the national lockdown period and Tier 3 or Tier 4 period will need to submit an application using the button below. Once you’ve applied for LRSG Closed you will receive an email to confirm your eligibility for Tier 3 or Tier 4 which you will need to respond to.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) (Open)

Businesses with a business rates account that are not required to close under Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions, but have been significantly impacted by the restrictions.

£667 - £1,500 per 14 day period.

Businesses that have already received an LRSG (Open) grant and are eligible for further payments will be contacted directly.

Businesses should apply through the ARG application form using the button below. The council will determine whether the business should receive an ARG grant or LRSG (Open) grant.

Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary)

Businesses that do not have a business rates account and are required to close or businesses that have been significantly impacted by the restrictions but do not fit the criteria for other grant schemes.

Up to £1,500 for each 14 day period. Levels are discretionary so may be less than this.

Businesses that have already received an ARG grant and are eligible for Tier 3 or Tier 4 grants will be contacted directly.

Businesses submitting an application for the national lockdown period and Tier 3 or Tier 4 period will need to submit an application using the button below. If your application  for ARG is approved, you will receive an email to confirm your eligibility for Tier 3 or Tier 4 which you will need to respond to.

Wet Led Pubs

Pubs that take less than 50% income from food sales.

£1,000 for the period of 2 December - 29 December 2020

Check the policy through this link and apply for wet-led pubs grant.

November 2020 National Lockdown Grant Schemes

November National Lockdown Grant Schemes (5 November 2020 - 1 December 2020)
Grant Name Who for? How much?

How do I apply?

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)

Business required to close in the national lockdown (5 November – 1 December) that have a business rates account

£1,334 - £3,000 for the 28 day period

Check the policy through this link and apply for LRSG.

Apply for this by midnight on 31 January 2021.

Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary) (ARG) 

Business required to close in the national lockdown (5 November to 1 December) that doesn’t have a business rates account OR business that was open but severely impacted by client businesses required to close.

Up to £3,000 for the 28 day period. Levels are discretionary so may be less than this.

Check the policy through this link and apply for ARG.

Apply for this by midnight on 31 January 2021.

Application Forms

Find out the list of businesses required to close