Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Financial assistance for businesses

The schemes in operation in Hambleton are summarised below. If you have not previously applied for the grants you must complete the relevant application form.

Restart Grant Scheme

Type of businesses that can apply:

Business rated premises required to remain closed from 1 April until 12 April or 17 May because of the ongoing national restrictions.

  • One off grants of up to £6,000 will be paid to non-essential retail business premises, to help them reopen safely.
  • One off grants of up to £18,000 will be allocated to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises, which may open later and will be more impacted by restrictions when they do reopen.
  • The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public in the aforementioned sectors.
  • Restart Grant Scheme

How to apply:

An application form for those that have not previously been paid by us is now available.

  • If you are not eligible for a grant the form will not allow you to proceed
  • To apply for this grant you will need:
    • Business Rates Account number
    • and Property Reference number
    If you have any problems with the form, please email [email protected]

Apply here »

  • Applications close 30 June 2021

  • There is an Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Restart Scheme for non-business rated businesses or those that may have been severely impacted by restrictions. See section below for more details

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Restart

This addendum must be read in conjunction with the Hambleton Additional Restrictions Scheme Guidance

In line with the Restart Grant for business rated premises announced by the Government from the 1 April, Hambleton District Council has launched an Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Restart for non-business rated businesses or those that may have been severely impacted by restrictions. The grant is to support businesses restarting as national COVID-19 restrictions reduce

The ARG Restart will support non-essential retail businesses with one-off grants of up to £3,000 or support hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses with one-off grants of up to £5,000. The awards are discretionary and based on local economic needs.

The scheme is effective from 1 April 2021 and is not retrospective and no grant will be paid for any period prior to 1 April 2021

How to apply:

An application form for those that have not previously been paid by us is now available.

Please ensure you have everything you need to complete the application, as you will be unable to save it once the form has been started. You will need to submit evidence of:

  • Ongoing fixed business costs for Apr 2021 such as rental agreement, utility bill, insurance bill.
  • Income for periods for Apr 2019, May 2019 and Jun 2019, bank statements will be required.

Apply here »

Applications close 30 June 2021.

Previous schemes

The following grant schemes closed at midnight on 31 May 2021

  • LRSG (Closed)* Addendum 16 Feb – 31 March 2021
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) – Discretionary grant for National Lockdown and National restrictions - 16 Feb – 31 March 2021

The following grant schemes closed at midnight on 31 March 2021

  • LRSG Open – for Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions

  • LRSG (Closed) Version 2 – for Tier 2 and 3 restrictions

  • LRSG (Closed)* Addendum (5 January - 15 February)

  • LRSG (Sector)

  • Closed Business Lockdown Payment (CBLP)

  • Any applications received by the closing date will be processed in the usual way and all eligible applicants will be paid by 30 April 2021.

Further Financial Support

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 2021/22 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.

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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