Local Restrictions Support & Restart Grants

Business Grants Update

 The council have identified and paid the restart grants to those businesses previously in receipt of the Local Restrictions Support Grant that it considers qualifies for the Grants.  

If you received a Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG), and have not received a Restart payment , please read this policy and this guidance document in detail.  If you consider you do qualify email brg@stratford-dc.gov.uk immediately as the scheme will close for applications on 30 June 2021.

In your email provide details on why you think you qualify and ensure you quote your LRSG reference number (75xxxx) and your Non Domestic Rates Account Number (5xxxxxxxxxx) If you have not previously applied for the (LRSG) grant you can make an application below.

Information on grants for businesses.

COVID-19 Government Restart grants for Businesses

This scheme was announced by government to provide financial support in the form of a grant to help businesses reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Businesses are only be eligible to receive one of these two types of grants.

Restart Grant

Support for businesses with a business rates account and the following applies to them:

  • In the affected sectors required to close by government restrictions
  • Provide direct in-person services at their business property
  • Fall within one of the following sectors: non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym industries.

The amounts paid are not at the discretion of the council but depend on the sector the business operates in and their rateable value for business rates.

Strand 1:

Supporting non-essential retail premises with one-off grants of up to £6,000. The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

a) Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £2,667.

b) Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £4,000.

c) Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £6,000.

Or Strand 2:

Supporting hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises with one-off grants of up to £18,000. The following thresholds apply for these businesses:

a) Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £8,000.

b) Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £12,000.

c) Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over on 1 April 2021 will receive a payment of £18,000.

Restart Grant Scheme Policy

If you have been awarded a RESTART grant, please ensure you complete the additional information that is required to be sent to the Government. It only takes a few minutes and can be accessed here.

Local Restrictions Support Grant

This Scheme closed on 31 May 2021.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Scheme (closed for new applications)

All other businesses severely impacted by the restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19 can apply for a discretionary grant of:

  • £1,250 for the national lockdown 5/11/2020 – 1/12/2020
  • £1,562 for the national lockdown 5/1/2021 – 15/2/2021
  • £1,500 for the national lockdown 16/2/2021 – 31/03/2021
  • £1,200 for the period 1/4/21-30/4/21

If you have already received the grant for 5/11/2020 – 1/12/2020 please do not reapply your application will be reviewed. Please ensure you read the grant policy before applying.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Scheme policy

Wet Led Pub Grants

The Prime Minister has announced a £1000 one off grant for pubs serving mainly alcohol and not food. This scheme closed on the 28th February 2021.

Closed Business Lockdown Payment

This scheme closed on 31 March 2020.

Closing Dates for business support schemes

Name Closing date
CLOSED OPEN & SECTOR (not 5th Jan Closed Addendum) 31 March 2021 – final payments by 30 April 2021
CBLP 31 March 2021 - final payments by 30 April 2021
Closed 5th January Addendum first payment cycle 05/01/21 - 15/02/21 31 March 2021 – final payments by 30 April 2021
Closed 5th January Addendum second payment cycle 16/02/21 - 31/03/21 31 May 2021 – final payment by 30 June
ARG 08 April 2021
Christmas Support Payment Last payment by 31 March 2021 (closed 28 February 2021)

Apply

Does the business have a non domestic rates account reference?

If Yes, apply online

If no, we are sorry the discretionary grant scheme is closed now

Contact: the Revenues & Benefits team

Last updated on 09/06/2021