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Local and National Restrictions Support Grants

We're aware of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's budget statement and awaiting further guidance on the 'restart grant' scheme. Our officers will be in touch with eligible businesses when more information is available.

On 9 September 2020, the government announced there would be further funding to support businesses that are required to close due to localised restrictions. These schemes are known as Local Restrictions Support Grants (open) and Local Restrictions Support Grants (closed). 

In addition, on 9 October 2020 the Government announced there would be funding to support businesses that had been required to close on a national basis since 23 March 2020.

These include nightclubs, dance halls, and discotheques. The scheme start date is 1 November 2020, this can not be backdated. This scheme is known as Local Restrictions Support Grants (Sector).

When national restrictions are imposed, the Local Restrictions Support Grants (open) and Local Restrictions Support Grants (Sector) will cease to apply and the Local Restrictions Support Grants (closed) addendum will be launched. The national restrictions ran from 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020 and currently from 5 January 2021 onwards.

If we have contacted you to advise you may qualify for the local restrictions support grant and you do not wish to claim, please complete questions 1-3 on the form to opt out.

Please note, the names of the grants - Local Restrictions Support Grants (open) and Local Restrictions Support Grants (closed) - are not an indication of whether applications are still being accepted.

By completing this form we will assess your eligibility for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) addendum scheme in November and all subsequent grants. You will not need to complete any further forms at this stage.

Who can qualify?

Businesses that are:

  • liable for business rates, and
  • were open as usual and providing in-person services to customers from the business premises the day before lockdown was imposed, and
  • required to close by law

The funding thresholds

a. Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions in November will receive a payment of £1,334 per 28-day qualifying restriction period for national lockdowns. £667 per 14-day qualifying period for Tier 3 & 4 restrictions. £6,001 for the 6 week period of national restrictions in January and February (made up of LRSG £2,001 & Closed Business Lockdown Grant £4,000), £2,096 for the 44-day qualifying period from 16 February 2021.

b. Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions in November will receive a payment of £2,000 per 28-day qualifying restriction period for national lockdowns. £1,000 per 14-day qualifying period for Tier 3 & 4 restrictions. £9,000 for the 6 week period of national restrictions in January and February. (made up of LRSG £3,000 & Closed Business Lockdown Grant £6,000), £3,143 for the 44-day qualifying period from 16 February 2021.

c. Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above on the commencement date of the widespread national restrictions in November, will receive £3,000 per 28-day qualifying restriction period for national lockdowns. £1,500 per 14-day qualifying period for Tier 3 & 4 restrictions. £13,500 for the 6 week period of national restrictions in January and February (made up of LRSG £4,500 & Closed Business Lockdown Grant £9,000), £4,714 for the 44-day qualifying period from 16 February 2021.

The government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud

Any business caught falsifying its records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error.

The council will be carrying out spot checks on businesses that have claimed the grant to ensure they are closed.

How to apply for Local Restrictions Support Grants (closed) addendum (or national lockdown 2 grant)

Please ensure you supply the requested information in full - including previous state aid received to avoid a delay in processing your grant payment.

The online application form for Local Restrictions Support Grants (closed) (or national lockdown 2 grant) can be accessed by clicking here. 

The closing date for all Local Restrictions Support Grants covering between 5 November 2020 and 15 February 2021, as well as the Closed Business Lockdown Grant, is 31 March 2021. 

The closing date for the Local Restrictions Support Grant for between 16 February 2021 and 31 March 2021 is 31 May 2021.


The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy  will be given access to the data you provide, and store and process it securely for monitoring and evaluation purposes only.

This includes, but is not limited to, follow up evaluation surveys relating to the business support grant schemes.

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