Local Restrictions Support Grants

Businesses affected by government restrictions from 5 November 2020 can apply for financial help. If your business has been forced to close or is open but has been financially impacted due to these restrictions check what financial support you are eligible for.

South Cambridgeshire moved into Tier 4 as of 26 December 2020 to 5 January 2021 and then into national lockdown. We are currently only able to take grant applications for the period from 5 November 2020 to 25 December 2020, as we are awaiting guidance from central government. We will update our website as soon as we are in a position to accept claims from 26 December 2020.

On 5 January 2021 the Chancellor announced financial support packages for businesses during the latest national restrictions. Details on how to apply will be shared as soon as they are available.

Below is a summary of local schemes for businesses impacted financially and links to application forms (where available).

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Grant scheme name

Closure Information

Business types eligible

Grant amount

Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) addendum

This grant is for businesses mandated to close in national lockdown. It covers the period 5 November to 1 December 2020 and Tier 4 from 26 December 2020

Hospitality - pubs, restaurants and non-essential retail, sports, entertainment and recreational venues, personal care facilities, accommodation

National Lockdown: Business with a rateable value (RV) get a one-off payment relative to their RV.

RV less than 15k = £1,334  

RV between 15 & 51k = £2,000,

RV more than 51k = £3,000

Tier 4 = same as LRSG (closed) below

Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) 

This grant refers to Tier 3 for period 9 September to 5 November, then from 2 December both Tier 2 and Tier 3. In national lockdown, this is superseded by the above addendum

Pubs and bars not operating as restaurants, others tbc

Payments every 2 weeks  

RV less than 15k = £667

RV between 15 & 51k = £1,000

RV more than 51k = £1,500

Local Restrictions Support Grant (open)

This grant related to Tier 2 discretionary payments to support those not required to close but severely impacted in Tiers 2 and 3

Hospitality, hotels & B&B and leisure businesses not required to close and any other business (any sector) demonstrating severe impact

Payments every 2 weeks

RV less than 15k = £467

RV between 15 & 51k = £700

RV more than 51k = £1050

Additional Restrictions Support Grant

This is a discretionary support grant scheme covering period 5 November 2020 to 31 March 2022

Closed businesses that don't pay business rates, and businesses not required to close but that are severely impacted

This is discretionary based on individual application merit

Local Restrictions Discretionary Hardship Scheme for business

This is a discretionary support grant scheme covering period 5 November 2020 - 31 March 2022

Also open to South Cambridgeshire based businesses, regardless of open/closed or rateable value/rent status. Applicants must demonstrate severe lockdown impact on the application form.

This is discretionary based on individual application merit

Wet led pubs grant

This grant is a one-off payment announced 1 December, in addition to Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed), for the month of December 2020

Pubs that derive less than 50% of takings from food

£1,000 per premises

One-off lockdown grant

This grant is for any business required to close from 5 January 2021 in national lockdown and which cannot operate effectively remotely

Guidance TBC , predominantly similar to Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed)(addendum)

One off amount

RV less than £15k = £4k

RV between £15k & £51k = £6k

RV more than £51k = £9k

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Local Restrictions Support Grant (open, closed or closed addendum)

Additional Restrictions Support Grant

Local Restrictions Discretionary Hardship Scheme

Wet led pubs grant

One-off lockdown grant (this application process is still to be confirmed)

Please note we cannot yet accept applications for businesses forced to close after 26 December.

Policy

Full details of each open scheme, including exclusions, are listed in our main National Lockdown Business Support Policy [PDF] and updated Addendum. [PDF, 0.2MB]

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