Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Financial assistance for businesses

Please continue to check this website page for further information regarding the launch of these schemes and also check the government website for information.

Looking for our Making a Difference Grant Fund?

Find our Making a Difference Grant fund information here:

Which grant schemes are available?

Grant funding for businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic is generally determined by:

  • Level of restriction in operation at the time eg Tier 2, Tier 3, National Lockdown
  • If you have a Business Rates account for your business and receive a bill from Hambleton District Council. You must have been on the rating list for the relevant restriction period in force at the time to be eligible
  • If your business was required to close during the restriction period or has been severely impacted
  • If your business does not have a Business Rates account or receive a Business Rates bill from Hambleton District Council, please refer to the discretionary schemes - mainly Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

The schemes in operation in Hambleton during the relevant restrictions are summarised:

  • Scheme available: ✅
  • Scheme available but Business Rates needed: ✅❗
  • Scheme not available: ❌


National Lockdown 2

Tier 2 Tier 3

National Lockdown 3

Dates 05/11/20- 02/12/20 02/12/20- 29/12/20 and 30/12/30 31/12/20- 04/01/21 05/01/21- 21/02/21
Number of days grant paid for 28 days 28 days + 1 day 5 days 42 days

LRSG (closed) Addendum

Business must be required to close.

Applications close 31 March 2021.

More info and apply now

✅❗ ✅❗ (apply from Feb 21)

Closed Business Lockdown Payment (CBLP)

One off payment.

Business must be required to close. 

If eligible for the LRSG (closed) Addendum grant 5 Nov to 2 Dec 20 you will be emailed to confirm eligibility for 5 Jan – 15 Feb 21 and payment will be made automatically

Applications close 31 March 2021.

✅❗ (apply from Feb 21)

ARG (Discretionary)

Provides support to businesses unable to access the LRSG (Closed) Addendum scheme and for business top up to LRSG schemes

More info and apply now

LRSG (closed) Version 2

Businesses must be required to close in Tier 2 and 3 e.g. wet pubs and must be closed for the full periods

More info and apply now

✅❗ ✅❗**


Mainly Business Rated premises, small element of discretionary funding for non-rated businesses

More info and apply now

✅❗ ✅❗**

Christmas Support Payment

 One-off payment of £1000 for wet-led pubs in Tier2 or 3 restrictions between 2 Dec to 29 Dec 2020. 

Applications close 31 January 2021

More info and apply now


LRSG (Sector)

Only available to nightclubs, dance halls, casinos, discotheques and sexual entertainment venues required to close due to national restrictions imposed on 23 Mar 2020 and have not been able to re-open. 

More info and apply now

✅❗ ✅❗

* 30 Dec – payments for this one day will be automatically paid to eligible businesses

** payments for this period will be automatically paid to eligible businesses

Business rates relief

We are in the process of sending out updated bills for those businesses eligible for the new government reliefs. Please do not contact us about the reliefs; we will issue updated bills automatically if your business is eligible.

If you have a Direct Debit set up against a business rates account, which is eligible for full business rates relief, no payments will be taken for the 2020/21 financial year. You do not need to notify us to cancel your Direct Debit arrangement. 

If we do take a payment, and you think we shouldn’t have done, please let us know.

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)

CBILS is a new scheme, announced by The Chancellor at Budget 2020, that can provide facilities of up to £5m for smaller businesses across the UK who are experiencing lost or deferred revenues, leading to disruptions to their cashflow. Find out more here:

Tax Helpline

HMRC Helpline for businesses concerned about paying their taxes due to coronavirus.

Additional Support Grants

You can find details of additional support grants for businesses here:

Other Government support

For information on the following please see the Government support for businesses page

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Deferring VAT and Income Tax Payments
  • Self-employment Income Support Scheme
  • Statutory Sick Pay Relief package for small and medium-sized businesses

Useful links

Businesses should check for daily updates at GOV.UK and subscribe to receive email alerts to ensure they are acting on the most up to date information​. 

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