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This page has details on national business grants that are available and how you can apply for them. The government has created a support finder that will help you see what support your business can apply for.

If you have previously applied for funding you may not need to apply again, or you may only need to complete a shorter application.

If in doubt, call our dedicated business support helpline on 023 9284 1641, Monday to Friday, before completing any forms.

We appreciate the difficult situation many Portsmouth businesses are in. We are working hard to get the various grant schemes out to businesses as quickly and diligently as we can. We are currently working through a large volume of applications.

Applications for Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) (Addendum) are only open for the 44 day payment period from 16 February 2021 and applications close on 31 May 2021

You can sign up to our business bulletin to be alerted on the latest application advice.

Date of restriction periodGrantWho is it for?
May 18 onwardsAdditional Restrictions Grant- Restart grantBusinesses not eligible for the Business rate payer Restart Grant and who were required to close by law, or were severely impacted by restrictions over the period 5 January 2021 to 31 March 2021. Closed for applications at 4pm on Monday 14 June
April 1 onwardsRestart Grant - Portsmouth City CouncilBusinesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public
January 5 onwardsLocal Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) (Addendum) and closed Business Lockdown paymentAll businesses forced to close in lockdown (Applications for the closed business lockdown payment will not be accepted after 31st March 21. Applications for the Restart Grant close on 30 June 2021
January 5 onwardsAdditional restrictions grantBusinesses severely impacted by lockdown.

Closed at 4pm on 21 May 2021

January 5 onwardsTaxi Driver Additional Restrictions Support GrantFor Private Hire or Hackney Carriage Drivers

Closed at 4pm on 21 May 2021

December 19 2020 - January 4 2021Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) (Addendum) (Tier 4)All businesses forced to close in Tier 4 (Applications closed on 31st March 21)
December 19 2020 - January 4 2021Christmas Support PaymentWet-led pubs

Applications for this payment closed on 28 February 2021

December 19 2020 - January 4 2021Taxi Driver Additional Restrictions Support GrantFor Private Hire or Hackney Carriage Drivers

Closed 4pm 21 May 2021

December 2 - 18 2020Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)Hospitality and leisure businesses severely impacted by Tier 2 restrictions (Applications closed on 31st March 21)
December 2 - 18 2020Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)Wet-led pubs

(Applications closed on 31st March 21)
December 2 - 18 2020Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)Nightclubs and other venues (Applications closed on 31st March 21)
November 5 - December 1 2020Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) (Addendum)All businesses forced to close in lockdown (Applications closed on 31st March 21)
November 5 - December 1 2020Additional Restrictions GrantBusinesses severely impacted by lockdown

Closed 4pm 21 May 2021

November 5 - December 1 2020Taxi Driver Additional Restrictions Support GrantFor Private Hire or Hackney Carriage Drivers
November 1 - 4 2020Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)Nightclubs and other venues (Applications closed on 31st March 21)