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COVID-19 business support grants

Grants during national lockdown 5 January 2021 to 31 March 2021

The government has announced a range of grants for businesses that have been forced to close during the national lockdown that started Tuesday 5 January 2021. 

These grants are based on the rateable value of the business:

5 January 2021 to 15 February 2021

  • £2,001 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or less
  • £3,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £4,500 for businesses with a rateable value over £51,000

Applications for these grants have closed.

16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021

  • £2,096 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or less
  • £3,143 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £4,714 for businesses with a rateable value over £51,000

There will also be a discretionary scheme available to help businesses that aren't covered by this scheme, but have been significantly affected by the lockdown restrictions.

Top-up grants 

In addition to the above grants, businesses that have been forced to close during lockdown will receive a one-off top-up grant, based on the rateable value of the business:

  • £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £9,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

Applications for these grants have closed.

You don't need to apply for this grant separately. It will be paid the same time as the national lockdown (5 January 2021 to 31 March) grant.

How we'll pay grants

How we will pay your grant depends on the type of business you are and if you have applied for a grant payment before.

If you have not applied for a national lockdown grant (5 November to 1 December 2020) or a tier restrictions grant

You need to complete an application form to apply for both the lockdown grant and the tier restriction periods (if they apply to your business). 

If you have applied for or received a national lockdown grant (5 November to 1 December 2020) or a tier restrictions grant

You don't need to apply again. We'll contact you to confirm payment or ask for more information.