Business grants available during coronavirus

Grants and financial support schemes available to help businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis.

Covid-19 grant schemes

The government has made further grant schemes available to businesses that were affected during the national lockdown from 5 November to 1 December, and for businesses affected by the Tier 2 local restrictions from 2 December.

In total, there are four main grant schemes available and if you qualify for a grant, you will receive a payment every 14 days.

We are accepting applications for all grant schemes, however we are only able to pay Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum and (Sector) awards until we have finalised our policies on all schemes.

Before you apply for a grant, it is important that you read the information about the different grants available, as you will need to tell us which one you are applying for.

Grant schemes available to businesses

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) - from 2 December

If your business is not subject to the main restrictions or closures under Tier 2 local Covid-19 restrictions, but is affected by them, or you have a closed business that falls outside of the business rates system, you may be eligible for a Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open).  

The amount of grant you receive every 14 days will be based on the rateable value of the business property. If you fall outside of the business rates system, it will be based on your fixed property costs or operations costs.

Rateable value of the propertyGrant award amount (£)
£15,000 or below - fixed property costs or overheads of £1,000 or less a month£934
£15,001 - £50,999 - fixed property costs or overheads of between £1,000 - £2,000 a month£1,400
£51,000 or above - fixed property costs or overheads of over £2,000 a month£2,100

We can consider this financial support for all retail, leisure and hospitality businesses, including those in shared accommodation or a business run from home. 

With this grant, we will ask for details of monthly fixed property costs or operational costs for your business. You will also need to provide supporting documents to show this. 

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) - from 2 December

This grant is for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors that provide an in-person service to customers and are required to be closed (or substantially closed their main service).

To apply for this grant, your business must meet the following criteria:

  • Occupies a property in the business rates system
  • Was trading from your business premises on 4 November 2020
  • The business is not insolvent, in administration or a striking-off notice has been made

The amount of grant you receive every 14 days will be based on the rateable value of the business property.

Rateable value of the propertyGrant award amount (£)
£15,000 or below£667
£15,001 - £50,999£1,000
£51,000 or above£1,500

Local Restrictions Support Grant - (Closed) Addendum - for national restrictions (5 November to 1 December)

This is for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors that provide an in-person service to customers and were required to close under the national lockdown restrictions (5 November to 1 December). The grant award on the rateable value of your business property. 

To apply for the grant, your business must meet the following criteria: 

Occupies a property within the business rates system
Was trading from your business premises on 4 November 2020
Be subject to restrictions or closure - please see the Closing certain businesses and venues in England on the government's website for the full list 

The amount of grant you receive every 14 days will be based on the rateable value of the business property.

Rateable value of the propertyGrant award amount (£)
£15,000 or below£1,334
£15,001 - £50,999£2,000
£51,000 or above£3,000

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector) - for businesses closed from 23 March

This is for specific types of businesses that closed on 23 March and have been required to remain closed.

Businesses eligible for this grant are:

  • Nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques
  • Sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars

To apply for this grant, your business must meet the following criteria: 

  • Occupies a property in the business rates system
  • Was trading from your business premises on 23 March 2020
  • Since 23 March 2020, the business is not insolvent, in administration or a striking-off notice has been made

The amount of grant you receive every 14 days will be based on the rateable value of the business property.

Rateable value of the propertyGrant award amount (£)
£15,000 or below£667
£15,001 - £50,999£1,000
£51,000 or above£1,500

Additional Restrictions Grant - for national restrictions and Tier 2 closures

If your business is not subject to the main restrictions or closures but has been severely affected by the Covid-19 restrictions, or you had a closed business that falls outside of the business rates system, you may be eligible for an Additional Restrictions Grant.  

We can consider this financial support for all retail, leisure and hospitality businesses, including those in shared accommodation or a business run from home. 

We will also be supporting businesses that are not required to close, but are financially affected by the closure of businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector. This will include businesses that supply products and services to these businesses

With this grant, we will ask for details of monthly fixed property costs or operational costs for your business. You will also need to provide supporting documents to show this. 

How to apply

We will assess your application based on the information you provide. We will then come back to you about your grant award to advise if it has been approved, declined or if further information is required. 

Please use the button below to apply for one of these grants: 

Apply for a Covid-19 business support grant  

Grant policies

We are currently preparing all policies for the Local Restrictions Support Grants and the Additional Restrictions Grant.  

When these policies are available, we will update this web page. 

If you have any questions, please contact our business rates team using the details on this page.

 
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