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Coronavirus business grants

There are a number of different business grants available. The grants available depend on the restrictions at the time and the type of business. 

The current lockdown means a new set of grants and guidance. We are developing a new single application form for all grants. While we do this grants will not be available to apply for. If you have:

  • made a previous successful application or have a pending application for a business grant since November 2020 we will email you. You should receive an email by the 22 January 2021 
  • not made a previous application then you will be able to apply for the current and previous grants since the beginning of November 2020 in one application.

Applications will open week commencing 18 January 2021.

Who can apply

You can apply for a business grant if:

  • you were trading before the restrictions came into effect
  • your business is listed in the set of restrictions on Gov.uk website

You should not apply if:

  • your business is in administration, insolvent or has had a striking off notice issued
  • you have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of state aid permitted under the De Minimis and the Covid-19 Temporary State Aid framework

Grant amounts

Local restrictions support grants (LRSG) and the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) are calculated per 14 day qualifying period and so the amount depends on how long the restrictions are in effect.

 Rateable value

LRSG (Open)

One off lockdown payment for closed businesses

All other schemes

Exactly £15,000 or below

£467

£4000

£667

£15,001 to £50,999

£700

£6000

£1,000

Exactly £51,000 or above

£1,050

£9000

£1,500


There was also a Christmas Support Payment (CSP) for Wet-led Pubs of £1,000.

Types of grant

The table shows the different types of grant and period they covered. You can apply retrospectively.

Grant type

1 Nov to 4 Nov 2020

5 Nov to 2 Dec 2020 National restrictions

3 Dec to 26 Dec 2020 Tier 2

26 to 30 Dec Tier 3

31 Dec 2020 to 4 Jan 2021 Tier 4

5 Jan to 15 Feb 2021 National restrictions

LRSG (Sector)

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

LRSG (Closed) Addendum

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

ARG

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

LRSG (Closed)

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

LRSG (Open)

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

One off (Closed) Lockdown payment

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Christmas Support Payment for Wet-led Pubs

No

No

Yes

No

No

No