Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

Any businesses in Eastleigh Borough that have suffered hardship as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic may apply for this grant, if they are not excluded for one of the following reasons:

Excluded Businesses

  • Businesses that were in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made at the date of national restriction or since; and
  • Businesses which have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of State aid permitted under the de minimis and the COVID-19 Temporary State Aid Framework (See State Aid Limit below).

New priority groups for this grant are:

  • Manufacturers that are experiencing a steep increase in their energy costs, especially favouring those that are introducing costly energy-efficiency measures
  • Exporters in need of assistance with increased paperwork to the EU, translations etc 
  • Small businesses with staffing or technology needs that receive assistance from business support officers specifically funded under the ARG for this purpose

Continued priority groups for this grant are those that are: 

  • Local employers that have not furloughed staff since March 2020 • Suppliers to or dependent on customers that are unlikely to be trading fully in the next six months
  • Directly or indirectly linked to the events, marine, cruise, travel and leisure industries 
  • Linked to other sectors that support the health and environmental objectives of the borough 
  • Experiencing cash flow problems linked to investment in stock
  • Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees and/or less than £10m in annual turnover State aid

These grant payments count towards state aid. By accepting this grant, you must confirm that you are not in breach of state aid rules.

Apply for an Additional Restrictions Grant
If you have already received an award under this scheme and wish to apply for another, please contact us at economic.development@eastleigh.gov.uk with details of the hardship your business continues to face.

If you have not yet received an award under this scheme but, having read the eligibility criteria and believe that you would qualify for one, please make an application using the button below.
Owing to the high number of applications we receive for this scheme, we may not be able to respond to enquiries promptly. Please do not rely on a response to an enquiry before applying – you should proceed with the application if you consider you are eligible. All awards will be paid before 31 March 2022

Read the policy.

State aid

These grant payments count towards state aid. By accepting this grant, you must confirm that you are not in breach of state aid rules.

Apply for an Additional Restrictions Grant

If you have read the eligibility criteria for the scheme, and believe that you would qualify for this award, please make an application.

Due to an expected high number of applications we may not be able to respond to enquiries promptly. Please do not rely on a response to an enquiry before applying – you should proceed with the application if you consider you are eligible.