COVID-19 advice and support

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COVID-19 business support grants

Grants during tier restrictions from 2 December 2020 to 4 January 2021

There are grant schemes available to support businesses affected by the tier restrictions, and we're working on the application process at the moment.

Businesses forced to close during tier restrictions

Businesses that were forced to close during the tier restrictions from 2 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 can get a grant for every 14 day period they were forced to close. 

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

  • £667 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £1,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £1,500 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

Businesses significantly affected by tier restrictions

Businesses classed as hospitality, tourism, leisure, event organisers or language schools that were allowed to remain open during Tier 3 restrictions (2 December to 19 December 2020), but were significantly affected during this time can apply for a discretionary grant for every 14 day-period they were affected.

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

  • £467 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £700 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £1,050 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

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)

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) and your business had to close during Tier 3 restrictions

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

If you have applied for or received a national lockdown grant (5 November to 1 December 2020) and your hospitality or leisure business was significantly affected by the Tier 3 restrictions

This includes event organisers, language schools and tourism businesses.

We will email you to let you know if we can make a payment to you automatically, or whether you need to complete another application form.