COVID-19 advice and support

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COVID-19 business support grants

Additional restrictions grants

We are also providing discretionary support for businesses affected by the lockdown and tier restrictions. 

We have created a scheme to help businesses that we feel will be the most impacted by lockdown restrictions. 

Our scheme will help those businesses that either:

  • have been forced to close but don't have a business rates liability because they are not separately rated (for example market traders or shared accommodation where the landlord pays the business rates), or they are in the council tax list (such as B&Bs)
  • have a business rates liability and are allowed to remain open, but are being severely impacted by the national lockdown because their main customers have been forced to close (such as suppliers to the retail, hospitality and leisure industries). 

How to apply

Before you start, you may want to see the full business grants policy, which includes eligibility criteria and the appeals process.

Apply for an additional restrictions grant

Additional restrictions grant (extra support)

We are aware that some businesses, having already applied for other available grants, may still need further support to continue to operate. 

How to apply

To apply for extra support for your business, you'll need to provide detailed information to support your application.  Applications for extra support will only be considered if you can demonstrate that all other funding and business support measures have been used by the business.

Each application will be considered on a case by case basis.

Apply for an additional restrictions grant (extra support)