Businesses in the District will be able to receive additional support during second lockdown
Businesses across the District that are required to close due to local lockdowns or targeted restrictions will now be able to receive grants worth up to £3,000 per month.
Local Restrictions Support Grants Policy
Discretionary Local Restrictions Support Grants policy
- 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 local restrictions support grant policy before applying.
- Discretionary Local Restrictions Support Grant
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. Please ensure you read the discretionary grant policy before applying.
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.
Please note that these payment thresholds will apply only to the local restrictions support grant and not to the discretionary 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
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.
Does the business have a non domestic rates account reference?
If Yes, apply online
If no, you may be eligible for a discretionary grant