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Local Restrictions Support Grant

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What is the grant available for?

The Local Restrictions Support Grant schemes are all delivered through Local Authorities. This support is available for both periods of national lockdown and also periods of local restrictions which will be based on the national tiered alert levels.

Full details of the scheme for your local rate billing authority will be available via your Local Authority website. 

Each Local Authority will develop a local scheme which responds to the needs of the specific area, so applicants should carefully read the guidance on the Local Authority website before making an application, to ensure they meet any eligibility criteria. Applicants should also ensure that they provide all of the requested information to ensure speed of processing of applications.

On 22nd February it was announced that the Local Restrictions Support Grant will be extended to cover a period until the 31st March 2021.

Support for businesses during periods of local and national restrictions

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)
LRSG (Closed) provides grants to businesses in the highest band of local restrictions – Local COVID Alert Level 3 and 4 – which have been required to close during periods of local restrictions. Funding of up to £3,000 per 28-day period will be available.

During the period of national restrictions this grant is superseded by Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum – see below.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)
LRSG (Open) allows Local Authorities to make discretionary payments to support businesses that are impacted by local restrictions, but not required to close, in areas subject to Local COVID Alert 2, 3 and 4. Each Local Authority will publish detailed eligibility criteria which will define the businesses that are able to access this support.

During the period of national restrictions, this scheme is paused and superseded by Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) – see below.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)
LRSG (Sector) provides grants of up to £3,000 per 28-day period to be made to businesses like nightclubs that were required to close on a national basis since 23 March 2020.
The LRSG (Sector) scheme is effective from 1 November 2020. During the period of national restrictions this grant is superseded by Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum – see below.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum
Businesses required to close due to national ‘lockdown’ restrictions will receive grants of up to £3,000 per 28-day period under the LRSG (Closed) Addendum scheme.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)
The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides additional funding for local authorities to make discretionary payments to support businesses that are impacted by national lockdown restrictions, but not required to close. Each Local Authority will publish detailed eligibility criteria which will define the businesses that are able to access this support.

Any eligibility criteria

  • Businesses required to close due to local or national restrictions will be eligible to access the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed), Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector), Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum grants
  • For businesses that are impacted by local or national lockdown restrictions, but not required to close, each Local Authority will develop a local scheme which responds to the needs of the specific area. Therefore, applicants should carefully read the guidance on their Local Authority website before making an application, to ensure they meet any eligibility criteria.
  • Businesses that have chosen to close but not been required to will not be eligible for these grants.
  • 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 will be ineligible.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, businesses that were in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made at the date of the local lockdown are not eligible.

What grant amounts are available?

Eligible businesses who are within the relevant Local Authority area covered by local or national restrictions will receive a grant of up to £3,000 for each eligible hereditament and for 4 week period that the restrictions are imposed as a result of the use of Government powers.

 

Who provides the grant?

Details about access to the scheme will be available from your Local Authority.

Please see the list below:

Boston Borough Council 

City of Lincoln 

East Lindsey District Council 

North Kesteven District Council 

North Lincolnshire Council 

North East Lincolnshire Council 

Rutland County Council 

South Holland District Council 

South Kesteven District Council 

West Lindsey District Council 

Please read the terms and conditions of each scheme to ensure that you are eligible. Also, please ensure that all parts of the application form are completed to aid with processing.

How to apply for the grant?

Please read the instructions on your Local Authority website. Details are listed above.

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