Covid-19 business grants
On this page:
- Business grants update
- Which grants can I apply for now?
- Grants opening soon
- What is State Aid?
- Other financial support available
- Keep up to date with our e-newsletter bulletins
We’re working hard to process the huge volume of grant applications we’ve received for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (for closed businesses) Addendum and Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) schemes.
Over £1.5m of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (for closed businesses) Addendum has now been awarded to local businesses and more payments are on the way. If you have made a grant application, please check your bank account to see if your payment has been received. We will let businesses know if they are not eligible for this grant.
The first round of Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) applications has closed and we will be opening a second round on Monday 1 February. We will start sending out the first round of ARG grant payments to businesses this week.
Qualifying pubs can now apply for the new Christmas Support Payment.
Hospitality, hotel, bed and breakfast and leisure sector businesses can now apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses).
We’ve received the guidance on 15 January 2021 from the government in regards to further business lockdown grants were announced on 5 January. We will update this page once we have more information
Our staff are only working on paying the grants to support our local businesses and will not be able to respond to individual enquires.
Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses)
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) (for open businesses) is to support businesses in the hospitality, hotel, bed and breakfast and leisure sectors.
This discretionary grant will cover the period that businesses were subjected to restrictions due to London being under Tier 2 restrictions from 17 October until 4 November 2020 and from 2 December to 15 December 2020 and Tier 3 restrictions from 16 to 19 December.
Local Restrictions Support Grant (for closed businesses) Addendum
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) (for closed businesses) is open for applications and is available to businesses that are registered for business rates with H&F Council and were required to close during the national lockdown from 5 November to 2 December 2020.
This includes non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.
Christmas Support Payments for wet-led pubs (CSP)
Pubs that make less than 50% of their income from food sales can apply for a one-off Christmas support payment of £1,000 if they have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions between 2 December 2020 and 29 December 2020.
- Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LSRG (Sector)) supports businesses such as nightclubs that have been closed due to the national restrictions since March.
Details of eligibility criteria and how to apply will be available soon.
Grants now closed to new applications
- Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)
The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) applications closed at 11.59pm on 7 January 2021.
We will be opening a second round on Monday 1 February.
Although the UK has left the European Union, the European State Aid rules still apply during the Transition Period and these grants are required to comply with the EU law on State Aid.
The council is required to ensure that the payment of a grant complies with State Aid rules. You will be required to make a statement that you comply with these rules. What is state aid?
For a full list of financial support for businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, please visit the gov.uk website.
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You can find all the latest Covid-19 financial support available to businesses on GOV.UK