Financial assistance for businesses (Covid-19)

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)* Addendum and LRSG (Closed) Version 2 – for Tier 2 and 3 restrictions

*note the terminology “closed” refers to the government’s name for the scheme and is not a reference to unavailability of the scheme

Businesses subject to national restrictions from 5 November – 2 December 2020 and 5 January – 15 February 2021 may be entitled to financial support through the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum scheme. This scheme is for Business rated premises forced to close due to the national lockdown

Businesses subject to national restrictions in Tier 2 (2 December – 29 December 20) or Tier 3 (31 December 2020 – 4 January 2021) may be entitled to financial support through the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Version 2 scheme. This scheme provides financial support to business rated premises mandated to close under Tier 2 and 3 such as wet led pubs. Businesses need to be closed for the full 14-day and 5-day periods

How to apply

*New application form opened Friday 19 February 2021*

This form allows you to apply for separate periods that your business is eligible for and covers:

  1. National Lockdown – 28-day period from 5 Nov - 2 Dec 2020
  2. Tier 2 – 14-day period from 2 Dec - 15 Dec 2020
  3. Tier 2 – 14-day period from 16 Dec - 29 Dec 2020
  4. Tier 3 – 5-day period from Dec 2020 – 4 Jan 2021
  5. National Lockdown for the 42-day period from 5 Jan - 15 Feb 2021

*A further grant allocation under the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum 16 Feb – 31 March 2021 (44 days) will be made to all Local Authorities. Details on how to apply for this period of funding will be made available in due course – please keep checking this page for further information*

Notes:

  • If you have already been paid for a period, please do not apply again
  • If you are not eligible for a grant the form will not allow you to proceed
  • If you have any problems with the form, save your application and email [email protected]

Successful applications for the LRSG (closed) Addendum 5 Jan – 15 Feb will be emailed to confirm eligibility for the one off Closed Business Lockdown Payment (CBLP) and no application will be required. The payment will be made automatically

Applications close 31 March 2021.

Eligibility

Grants under this scheme are available to businesses that:

  • ✅ Are based in Hambleton District
  • ✅ Are rated and assessed for Non-Domestic Rates (business rates) purposes – you will need your business rates account reference to apply
  • ✅ Were operating prior to the restrictions being imposed
  • ✅ Have been ordered to stop operating by the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 or are operating in a substantively reduced way due to restrictions (such as restaurants or pubs running take-away services or shops running click & collect)

This grant cannot be awarded where:

  • ❌ The business is not rated for Non-Domestic Rates (business rates) purposes
  • ❌ The business has not been ordered to stop operations
  • ❌ The business was not operating prior to restrictions being imposed

For a full list of businesses subject to restrictions or closure, or permitted to remain open, please refer to Schedule 2 of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.

Amount of funding available to businesses

The grant amount depends on the rateable value of the eligible premises and the qualifying period for each restriction. The amount is prorated for each 14-day period of restriction in place at the time. See table below for guidance

Businesses with more than one eligible property will receive more than one grant.

Rateable value of premises Grant payment per 14-day period Grant payment per 28-day period CBLP one off payment
£15,000 or under £667 £1,334 £4,000
£15,001 to £50,999 £1,000 £2,000 £6,000
£51,000 and over £1,500 £3,000 £9,000

You can also find the new business guidance here:

Apply here

Apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant - Closed businesses here »

When will I be paid?

You will receive email confirmation to notify you if your application has been successful, unsuccessful or if we require further information. If you are successful it will be our intention to make payment within 12 working days. Due to a high volume of applications it may take longer so please bear with us.

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