Local and national restrictions business support grants
Grants are available to support businesses that have had their trade affected by local and national restrictions. Find out how to apply below.
Restart Grants Scheme
Recovery Loan Scheme
The government has launched a new loan scheme to provide further support to protect businesses and jobs.
Businesses, ranging from coffee shops and restaurants to hairdressers and gyms, can now access loans varying in size from £25,000, up to a maximum of £10 million. Loans will include an 80% government guarantee and interest rate cap. Find out more.
What support is available?
Grants are available to support local businesses that:
- Have had their trade affected by national restrictions (5 November to 2 December 2020), including those that have closed their business and do not pay business rates, and businesses that have not been required to close, but are still severely impacted.
- Have been impacted by local COVID Alert Level High and/or Local COVID Alert Level Very High restrictions, but not required to close.
- Were required to close on a national basis since 23 March 2020 - i.e. businesses like nightclubs.
Announced 5 January, one-off top-up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property are available to help businesses through to the Spring. A £594 million discretionary fund has also been made available to support other impacted businesses. Find out more.
How do I apply?
Local Authorities are responsible for distributing grants from the Government to local businesses. Businesses can apply for grants by completing an online application on the website of their Local Authority. If you are unsure of your Local Authority, please use the tool on the Government website here.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support for businesses
There are measures in place to help businesses at this difficult time. The LEP can connect you to the local and national support available.