Local Restrictions Support Grants

Local restrictions support grants

The Government has announced that it will provide funding for local authorities to support local businesses adversely affected by the Covid-19 restrictions. Support will be in the form of grants to individual businesses.

To all potential applicants, please can you ensure you read all of the guidance notes for the individual schemes before applying to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria.

The business support schemes are as follows:

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Tier 2) - running from 14 October to 4 November 2020
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (National) - running from 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Tier 3) – Tier 3 restrictions – running from 2 December 2020, to 30 December 2020
  • Additional Restrictions Scheme
  • Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs (CSP) – for the period between 2 December 2020 and 29 December 2020
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Tier 4) – Tier 4 restrictions – running from 31 December 2020 & Closed Business Lockdown Payments running from 5 January 2021

For each scheme, there is specific eligibility criteria, which can be found along with the application form on a dedicated webpage.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Tier 2) Scheme - running from 14 October to 4 November 2020

Grants for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector who were substantially impacted by the imposition of the Tier 2 restrictions between 14 October 2020 and 4 November 2020.

LRSG Tier 2

Local Restrictions Support Grant (National) Scheme - running from 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020

Grants for those businesses required to close, or substantially close, during the period of national restrictions – 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020 when national lockdown was enforced.

LRSG National

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Tier 3) – Tier 3 restrictions – running from 2 December 2020, to 30 December 2020

Grants for those businesses required to close, or substantially close, by the imposition of the Tier 3 restrictions from 2 December 2020, to 30 December 2020.

LRSG Tier 3

Additional Restrictions Grant

The Additional Restrictions Grant scheme aims to assist certain businesses which primarily have not been able to access previous support and which have been significantly affected by Covid 19 since the national lockdown commenced on 5 November 2020.

ARG

Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs (CSP)

A one-off grant payment of £1,000 to support wet-led pubs over the festive period – 2 December 2020 to 29 December 2020

CSP

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Tier 4) – Tier 4 restrictions – running from 31 December 2020 & Closed Business Lockdown Payments running from 5 January 2021

Grants for those businesses required to close, or substantially close, by the imposition of the Tier 4 restrictions from 31 December 2020, and subsequently the National Lockdown from 5th January 2021.

LRSG Tier 4/CBLP

Whilst the awarding of grants will largely be at the Council’s discretion, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has set down criteria which must be met by each business making an application.

When appraising applications, the Council reserves the right to request any supplementary information from businesses, and they should look to provide this, where requested, as soon as possible.

When appraising individual applications, we will carry out post-payment assurance checks to confirm the information you provide. We will be undertaking anti-fraud checks on all applications (as required by the Government). If your application fails this check, this will delay or reject your payment.

The Council reserves the right to vary the terms of the scheme at any time should it be necessary to do so.

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