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Apply for Additional Restrictions Grant

We have opened a new application window for the Additional Restrictions Grant. (Closing date 4pm 21 May) 

The Additional Restrictions Grant is for local businesses that are not eligible to receive support through the LRSG Closed Addendum, Closed, Open and Sector funds but that have either been required to close by law or have been severely impacted by the range of restrictions imposed by government since 5 November 2020.

This funding window is to cover:

  • the national lockdown period of 5 November to 1 December 2020, (for those who haven’t previously applied for this period)
  • the tier 2 period from 2 to 18 December 2020 (haven’t previously applied for this period)
  • the tier 3/4 period from 19 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 (haven’t previously applied for this period)
  • the national lockdown period period 5 January 2021 to 31 March 2021

There will be further application windows for subsequent restriction periods.

Who is this grant for?

This grant is available for businesses that are not business ratepayers and have been either required to close by law or have been severely impacted. For example:

  • businesses that are in or supply the retail, hospitality, leisure sectors, or
  • businesses in the events sector

It is also available for businesses that are business ratepayers and while not required to close by law these businesses may have been severely impacted. For example:

  • businesses that supply the retail, hospitality, leisure sectors, or
  • businesses in the events sector

Only one application will be accepted per business for each restriction period.

Businesses that are eligible to receive a grant from Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed) scheme or from Local Restriction Support Grant (Open) scheme will not normally be eligible.

The scheme is designed to help support businesses with their unavoidable fixed costs. This scheme is not designed to be a substitute for wages as support for wage costs can be gained through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS).

What you will get

If your business is eligible the value of the grant you will receive will recompense towards the monthly cost of evidenced eligible fixed costs up to a maximum grant of £3,000 per 28 day restriction period (this will be a pro rata amount for restriction periods of a different length than 28 days).

Grants will be awarded according to a scale which relates to the extent of the businesses reduction in income for this period.

Eligibility

In additional to the business having either been forced to close by law or severely impacted for the restriction period to be eligible the business will need to incur fixed costs that include at least one of the following;

  • rent
  • business rates
  • storage costs
  • mooring fees
  • mortgage costs
  • use of home as office
  • council tax
  • hire purchase
  • lease costs
  • license costs
  • business insurance

Other costs will not be deemed as eligible.

Full guidance on the fund is available on the application page.

Taxi drivers

We want to make it as easy as possible for taxi drivers to apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant, so there is both bespoke guidance and an application form for taxi drivers in the city.

Please read the guidance notes for further information, including eligibility criteria.

View more on the government website.