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Covid-19 business support grants

Additional Restrictions Grant (discretionary scheme) 

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provided funding to support closed businesses that do not directly pay business rates as well as businesses that do not have to close but have been impacted.

The scheme was aimed at

  • market traders
  • businesses with building related costs
  • childcare and Ofsted-registered nurseries
  • charities with business rates liabilities
  • VCS organisations.

It was opened for a fixed period of three weeks starting on 25 January 2021 at 12noon and ending on 15 February 2021 at 12noon

Please note the application process has now closed. All applicants that have been successful have been paid and notified via email.

There is no statutory right of appeal against a decision regarding discretionary grants made by the council.

Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) and Closed Business Lockdown Payments (CBLP)

There was a range of Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) and Closed Business Lockdown Payments (CBLP) to support businesses that were required to close and disrupted during local and national lockdowns, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Applications have now closed and the final date for submitting applications for this scheme was: -

  • grant payments up to 15 February 2021 applications must have been received by 31 March 2021
  • grant payments from 16 February 2021 up to 31 March 2021 applications must have been received by 31 May 2021

All applications received by 31 March 2021 and were successful have received their payments. Remaining applications received from 1 April 2021 to 31 May 2021 will receive a payment of LRSG by 30 June 2021 if successful.

Restart Grants

The scheme is now live for applications. All applicants that previously received a LRSG and are eligible for the restart grant scheme have been sent a payment so do not need to apply.

The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that are mostly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public in non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England.

This one-off grant is for businesses on the ratings list only.

To apply go to our restart grants page.