Coronavirus Business Grants

Business Restart Grants (April 2021)

Following the announcement of the 2021 Budget, we are aware many businesses will be impacted by their continued closure. We have received government guidance on the operation of these new business grant schemes. Eligible businesses were emailed on 7 April 2021, inviting them to apply for the restart grants. We aim to make payments within 14 days of receipt of this response.

If you believe you are eligible for the restart grants but have not been contacted by us please email business.grants@ashford.gov.uk with your business rates account number.

Please keep checking this webpage for any updates.

National Lockdown Business Grants (January 2021)

With the announcement of January's national lockdown restrictions being imposed, we are aware many businesses will be impacted.

If you are an eligible business that has already received an LRSG or ARG grant we will have contacted you by email directly about next steps. The amounts to be paid can be shown in the table below.

Please email business.grants@ashford.gov.uk if you have not yet been contacted by us. 

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?
Restart Grant (Non-essential retail)

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

One-off payment.

  • £1-£15,000 Rateable Value businesses will receive £2,667.
  • £15,001-£50,999 Rateable Value businesses will receive £4,000.
  • £51,000 and greater Rateable Value businesses will receive £6,000.

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 a lockdown business support grant who are eligible for the grant, please email business.grants@ashford.gov.uk.

Restart Grant 

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

One-off payment.

  • £1-£15,000 Rateable Value businesses will receive £8,000.
  • £15,001-£50,999 Rateable Value businesses will receive £12,000.
  • £51,000 and greater Rateable Value businesses will receive £18,000.

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 a lockdown business support grant who are eligible for the grant, please email business.grants@ashford.gov.uk.

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.

This scheme closed at midnight on 31 March 2021.

National Lockdown Grant (16 February - 31 March 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 £2,096.
  • £15,001-£50,999 Rateable Value businesses will receive £3,143.
  • £51,000 and greater Rateable Value businesses will receive £4,714.

Businesses that have yet to apply for the November National Lockdown Grant will need to complete an application. Please email business.grants@ashford.gov.uk for this form.

 

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.

This scheme closed at midnight on 31 March 2021.

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.

This scheme closed at midnight on 31 March 2021.

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.

This scheme closed at midnight on 31 March 2021.

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.

View the ARG policy.

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

The Additional Restrictions Support grant scheme is closed to new applications as of 23:59 on Sunday 28 February 2021. We await clarification from government around further grant periods for those who have already received ARG. We will be in touch with eligible businesses once we know more.

Wet Led Pubs

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

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

This scheme has now closed.

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.

This scheme closed at midnight on 31 March 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.

View the ARG policy.

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

The Additional Restrictions Support grant scheme is closed to new applications as of 23:59 on Sunday 28 February 2021. We await clarification from government around further grant periods for those who have already received ARG. We will be in touch with eligible businesses once we know more.

Find out the list of businesses required to close