Coronavirus: Grants for businesses and charities

Find out what financial support you can get for your business.

COVID-19 National Lockdown

On 4 January 2021, it was announced that we enter national lockdown by law from 6 January 2021. The latest grant payment for businesses mandated to close will be for the period 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021, we will make automatic payments from 2 March 2021 for existing applicants. You do not need to complete another application form.

Following the Chancellor's announcement regarding the Business Restart Grant Scheme, the council has not yet received any information about this grant and will update our website when further details are available.

We will update the website as soon as payments start to be made.

Please refer to the Important information about business grants section below, to check what period your new payments cover.

Overview of grants provided by the government

Information about which grant your business is eligible to claim.

Local Restrictions Support Grant for Closed Businesses (LRSG Closed)

Information about grants available whilst businesses are closed, while restrictions are in place and how to apply. Including the Christmas Support Payment, the and one-off payment for closed business due to the national lockdown from 5 January 2021.

Local Restrictions Support Grant for Open Businesses (LRSG Open)

Information about financial support for businesses who are still open but have suffered a financial loss in their income, and how to apply.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

If you do not qualify for Local Restriction Support Grants find out what financial support is available.

Applications close 28 February 2021.

Local Restrictions Support Grant for businesses closed since 23 March 2020 (LRSG Sector)

How to apply for a grant if you have been instructed to close since 23 March 2020 and remain closed.

Important information about business grants

Find out about when you will get paid, monitoring of your information, and previous grant schemes.

Latest News

We are experiencing high volumes of applications for Business Grants, we are working through them as quickly as possible and in date order.

Please do not chase your grant payment. We will contact you directly should we have any queries, or to advise when you will receive your grant payment.

Since March 2020, we have paid over £88.5 million in grant payments to eligible small businesses, and businesses in the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure industries.

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