Local Restrictions Support & Lockdown Grants

Information on available grants for businesses.

Support Grants ( for period Nov/Dec 2020 )

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant
    To be eligible for the grant, your business would need to have been open as usual and providing in-person services to customers but has been required to close due to local COVID-19 restrictions. You must have a business rates account number to apply for this scheme. Please ensure you read the grant policy before applying.
    Local Restrictions Support Grants Policy

  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Scheme
    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 and an additional £1,562 for the national lockdown 5/1/2021 – 15/2/2021.
    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

TIER 3 Grants ( for period after 2nd Dec 2020 )

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) Scheme
    Businesses that were established and trading on the day prior to the introduction of Tier-3 restrictions within the district are eligible. All businesses can apply, however hospitality, hotel, bed and breakfast and leisure businesses will be considered as priority. Please ensure you read the grant policy before applying.
    Local Restrictions Support Grants (Open) Scheme Policy
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Scheme
    Businesses which are forced to close in Tier-3 restrictions for more than 2 weeks are eligible for the grant funding. Please ensure you read the grant policy before applying.
    Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed) Scheme Policy

Tier 4 Restrictions

Government has imposed Coronavirus Tier 4 restrictions across Stratford on Avon District Council area from 31/12/2020.

Covid Business Grants will be payable while these restrictions are in force.

If you have already claimed a grant for the national lockdown period in November or for Tier 3 restrictions you will NOT need to complete a new application for Tier 4.

If you did not claim for either of the 2 previous schemes you will still be able to apply under Tier 4 after 4th Jan 2021.

Stratford Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed) Policy

Wet Led Pub Grants

The Prime Minister has announced a £1000 one off grant for pubs serving mainly alcohol and not food. You can apply online for this grant via our Wet led pubs grant form - Apply online

Payments

Payments are triggered by the national decision to close businesses across the District and throughout England. Eligible businesses must have been closed for the entirety of the lockdown period.

Stratford Closed Business Lockdown Payment Policy

Payment Thresholds

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant

    • Businesses occupying a premises with a rateable value less than or equal to £15,000 may claim £1,334 per month or £667 per 2 week period of closure
    • Businesses occupying a premises with a rateable value between £15,000 up to a value of £50,999 may claim £2,000 per month or £1,000 per 2 week period of closure
    • Businesses occupying a premises with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above may claim £3,000 per month or £1,500 per 2 week period of closure
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Scheme

    A one off payment of £1250
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) Scheme

    Note: The rateable values are to be considered on the date of commencement of local restrictions

    If the business is shown in the local non-domestic rating list:
    • Businesses occupying a premises with a rateable value less than or equal to £15,000 may claim £467 per 14 day period
    • Businesses occupying a premises with a rateable value between £15,000 up to a value of £50,999 may claim £700 per 14 day period
    • Businesses occupying a premises with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above may claim £1,050 per 14 day period

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Scheme

    Note: The rateable values are to be considered on the date of commencement of local restrictions

    If the business is shown in the local non-domestic rating list:
    • Businesses occupying a premises with a rateable value less than or equal to £15,000 may claim £667 per 14 day qualifying restrictions period
    • Businesses occupying a premises with a rateable value between £15,000 up to a value of £50,999 may claim £1,000 per 14 day qualifying restrictions period
    • Businesses occupying a premises with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above may claim £1,500 per 14 day qualifying restrictions period

    If the business is NOT shown in the local non-domestic rating list:

    A flat rate payment of £667 will be made for each 14-day period.

As with other COVID-19 business grants, local grants to closed businesses will be treated as taxable income.

These restrictions came into effect on Thursday 5th November.

Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed) Policy

Apply

Does the business have a non domestic rates account reference?

If Yes, apply online

If no, you may be eligible for a discretionary grant

Grants Update

The Council is currently administering eight grant schemes from central government as part of its COVID-19 support for businesses.

The grants cover any businesses which have been affected from November 2020 through to the current national lockdown which began in January and the recently announced Scheme from the Chancellor.

If you have already made an application for one of the grants you do not need to apply again we will be using the original application.

If you have not completed a form since November you can still apply.

We know how important these grants are for businesses and we are making every effort to make it as simple as possible for business owners as we receive further guidance and instruction from central government.

We are making payments 3 times every week and are experiencing extremely high volumes of applications so please be patient and we will clear all the applications.

Contact: the Customer Services team

Last updated on 19/01/2021