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COVID-19 business support grants

Last updated: 3 March at 16:32

For those businesses eligible for business grants, we have now paid up to and including Monday 15 February 2021.  

If you are one of the very few outstanding cases to be resolved, you are our top priority.  If you have been asked to provide more information, please do so as soon as possible so that we can get your payment out.

We are working on getting full guidance on business grants from 16 February onwards, as well as the additional grants mentioned in today's budget announcement.

As soon as we have any more information we will update this page and our social media channels. Thanks for your patience.

If you have already applied for a grant since November 2020, you do not need to apply again.  We will work out any grants due to you once we have guidance in place.

Grants for businesses forced to close that have business rates liability

Grants for businesses severely impacted that don't have business rates liability

Extra support grant

If your business has accessed all other grant support available, and is still struggling to meet fixed costs, you can apply for an additional restrictions (extra support) grant.  

Grant amounts 

The grant amounts you can get depend on the time period you're claiming for and the rateable value of your business. Or, if you don't pay business rates, your fixed business costs.

Grants for closed businesses that pay business rates

Restriction period

Second lockdown 

5 November 2020 to 1 December 2020

Tier 3 restrictions

2 December 2020 to 19 December 2020

Tier 4 restrictions

20 December 2020 to 4 January 2021

Third lockdown

5 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 

Scheme type Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) addendum Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) addendum Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) addendum
rateable value of £15,000 or less £1,334 £857.57 £762.29 £2,001 until  15 February, £2,096 between 16 February and 31 March
rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000 £2,000 £1,285.71 £1,142.86 £3,000 until 15 February, £3,143 between 16 February and 31 March
rateable value over £51,000 £3,000 £1,928.57 £1,714.29 £4,500 until 15 February, £4,714 between 16 February and 31 March

Grants for open businesses that pay business rates whose income has been significantly affected 

Restriction period

Second lockdown 

5 November 2020 to 1 December 2020

Tier 3 restrictions

2 December 2020 to 19 December 2020

Tier 4 restrictions

20 December 2020 to 4 January 2021

Third lockdown

5 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 

Scheme type  Additional Restrictions Grant Additional Restrictions Grant Additional Restrictions Grant Additional Restrictions Grant
rateable value of £15,000 or less £1,334 £857.57 £762.29 £2,001 until 15 February, £2,096 between 16 February and 31 March
rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000 £2,000 £1,285.71 £1,142.86 £3,000 until 15 February, £3,143 between 16 February and 31 March
rateable value over £51,000 £3,000 £1,928.57 £1,714.29 £4,500 until 15 February, £4,714 between 16 February and 31 March

Grants for closed businesses that don't pay business rates 

Restriction period

Second lockdown 

5 November 2020 to 1 December 2020

Tier 3 restrictions

2 December 2020 to 19 December 2020

Tier 4 restrictions

20 December 2020 to 4 January 2021

Third lockdown

5 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 

Scheme type  Additional Restrictions Grant Additional Restrictions Grant Additional Restrictions Grant Additional Restrictions Grant
fixed business costs between £1 and £301 £500 £321.30 £285.60 £749.70
fixed business costs between £302 and £621 £1,334 £857.52 £762.24 £2,000.88
fixed business costs between £622 and £2151 £2,000 £1,285.56 £1,142.72 £2,999.64
fixed business costs over £2152 £3,000 £1,928.52 £1,714.24 £4,512.48

Sign up for business grants updates

You can sign up for updates on business grants. Once you have signed up we will email you when online applications open for the new business grants.

You can also read more about business grants and support on GOV.UK.