Financial assistance for businesses (Covid-19)

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)* Version 2

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

Launched Friday 18 December 2020

Businesses subject to national restrictions from 2nd December may be entitled to financial support through the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Version 2 scheme.

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 here:

Amount of funding available to businesses

The amount available to businesses depends on the rateable value of the qualifying premises. A single fixed amount grant will be paid to each eligible business rated assessment to cover the 14-day period of the current national restrictions. Businesses with more than one eligible property will receive more than one grant.

Rateable value of premises Grant payment per 14 day qualifying restriction period

Rateable value of premises Grant payment per 14 day qualifying restriction period
£15,000 or under £667
£15,001 to £50,999 £1,000
£51,000 and over £1,500

You can also find the new business guidance here:

How to apply

Apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Version 2 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 2 weeks however due to a high volume of applications and the Christmas holidays it may take longer so please bear with us.

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