COVID-19 financial support

UPDATED ON 22 JANUARY AT 11:16 support


When a new grant is announced,  it can take several weeks before we receive the details we need to open the scheme.  We appreciate your patience and support while we wait for this information to reach us.


Additional Restrictions Grant – 5 January onwards

The Additional Restrictions Grant provides financial support to businesses who have been excluded or unsuccessful from other government grant schemes.

Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis, so we encourage businesses to submit their application as soon as the scheme opens.

We ask for your patience while we work hard to finalise this scheme. This scheme will be open within the next couple of weeks. Please subscribe to the South and Vale Business Support newsletter to receive important updates.


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum
– 5 January onwards

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum provides financial support to businesses that are registered for business rates and were forced to close due to the national lockdown.

Non-essential retail, personal care, sports facilities, hospitality and leisure businesses that are registered for business rates will be eligible for the scheme. Payments will be made every 42 days whilst the scheme is in operation.

We are currently working hard to finalise this scheme and hope to open for applications shortly. Please subscribe to the South and Vale Business Support newsletter to receive important updates.


Closed Business Lockdown Payment (Lockdown 3)

In addition to the above Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum, the Closed Business Lockdown Payment provides a one-off payment to businesses that are registered for business rates and were forced to close due to the national restrictions.

Non-essential retail, personal care, sports facilities, hospitality and leisure businesses that are registered for business rates will be eligible for the scheme. 

We are currently working hard to finalise this scheme and hope to open for applications shortly. Please subscribe to the South and Vale Business Support newsletter to receive important updates.


Local Restrictions Support Grant Closed Addendum
(Tier 4: 26 December – 4 January)

We hope to publish more information regarding the eligibility and application process for this period shortly. The grant will provide up to £1,050 every 14 days for rates registered businesses that were closed during the Tier 4 local restriction period.

We are currently working hard to finalise this scheme and hope to open for applications soon. Please subscribe to the South and Vale Business Support newsletter to receive important updates.


Christmas Support Payment for Wet-Led Pubs (December 2020)

The Christmas Support Payment for Wet-Led Pubs provides £1,000 to pubs which receive less than 50 per cent of their income from food sales. The grant covers the Christmas period where businesses have been severely impacted due to temporary local restrictions.

Applications for this grant close on 31 January 2021, so please apply as quickly as possible.


Grants for 2 December to 25 December 2020
(Closed businesses – Tier 2 Restrictions) 

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed – Local Restrictions) provides financial support to rates registered businesses that were temporarily required to close, or had to close the substantive element of their business (for instance, if a pub only serves drink it has to shut, but it can still offer a click and collect takeaway service).


Grants for 2 December to 25 December 2020
(Open businesses – Tier 2 Restrictions)

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (for Open Businesses) supports businesses that have been severely impacted due to temporary local restrictions.

Applications are invited from businesses operating in the accommodation, hospitality and leisure sectors only. Claims under the scheme are available for periods that the area spent in Tier 2 restrictions.

Applications for this grant close at midday on 25 January 2021, so please apply as quickly as possible.

 

Grants for 5 November to 1 December 2020 (National Lockdown 2)

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed – National Restrictions) provides up to £3,000 for the 28 day period covered by the national lockdown during which businesses were either required to close, or where the substantive element of their business had to close (for instance, if a pub or non-essential shop offered a click and collect takeaway service).

 

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If you have a query about the above grants, please email:

sodc.businessrates@secure.capita.co.uk OR  vowh.businessrates@secure.capita.co.uk  

You can also call our business rates team between 9am and 11am Tuesday to Thursday on 0845 300 5562 (South) OR 0845 300 2839 (Vale). 

Please only phone if your enquiry is urgent.