COVID-19 financial support

UPDATED ON 19 APRIL AT 15:57  support

Restart Grant – April onwards

On 3 March 2021, the Government announced the introduction of further support for non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England.

The level of grant available will depend on the business sector and the rateable value of the premises occupied.

Details on payment amounts and how to apply can be found here.

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 mandated 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 for this scheme are being automatically processed by the councils’ business rates team wherever possible.

16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 (44 day period):  If you have received funding for the first payment cycle (5 January – 15 February 2021), the councils’ business rates team will automatically process this payment for your business. 

Eligible businesses will receive an automated email from “Forcepoint” detailing the payment amount, terms and conditions of the grant.

If you believe your business is eligible for this scheme, but you have not yet received a payment, please apply via the links available here

Details of payment amounts can be found here.

This scheme will close for applications on 31 May 2021. The final payment date will be 30 June 2021.



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

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.