Financial support

Business Support Grants

With the recent introduction of another national lockdown, the government is providing additional grant schemes to support businesses who have been required to close.

We have now received guidance from central government and have begun processing applications.

If your business has been required to close and you have not already completed a from, please complete the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) (Addendum) application form. If you have already completed a form you do not need to do so again, we will assess your application across all different grant schemes and make payments shortly.  

If your business has not be required to close but has been affected by local or national restrictions, please complete the Local Restrictions Support Grant  - Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).  If you have already completed a form you do not need to do so again, we will assess your application and will be making payments shortly.

The full list of grant schemes can be found below.

* Last updated on 13 January 2021*


Local Restrictions Support Grant Scheme - Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

Businesses that do not pay business rates and businesses that are not required to close but are severely impacted by the mandated closures may be eligible for funding at the discretion of the local council.

Further details and online application form


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) (Addendum) – National Lockdown & Tier 4 Restrictions

For businesses required to close due to National Lockdown (05/11/2020 – 01/12/2020 or 05/01/2021 - present) or Tier 4 Restrictions (26/12/2020 – 04/12/2020) and which have a business rates rateable value.

Further details and online application form


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)

This scheme support businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises but were nonetheless severely impacted by reduced demand caused by Tier 2 restrictions on socialising during the period of 2 December – 25 December 2020.

Local Restrictions Support Grants (Open) will only provide support to hospitality, hotel, bed and breakfast and leisure sector and event & supply industries that support theses sectors. Businesses must be liable for business rates (NNDR).

Further details and online application form


Christmas Support Payment For Wet-Led Pubs

Wet-Led pubs will be eligible for a £1,000 grant for the period of 02.12.2020 – 29.12.2020.

Further details and online application form


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)

This grant is available to businesses closed due to Tier 2 / 3 restrictions.

Further details and online application form