The latest business grant funding, to cover the national restriction measures put in place by Government, are as follows, you only need to apply once to receive the funding your business is eligible for under all schemes:
|Business and venues which must close|
To qualify for these grants, your business premises must be in the East Suffolk area and have been:
The value of the grant varies depending on the business premises’ rateable value:
|Rateable value of property|
|£15,000 or under||£15,001 to £50,999||£51,000 or over|
|Grant for 28 days (November lockdown)||£1,334||£2,000||£3,000|
|Grant per 14 day periods in Tier 2 restrictions (will be paid pro-rata to cover the number of days in Tier 2 restrictions)||£467||£700||£1,050|
|Grant per 14 day periods in Tier 4 restrictions (will be paid pro-rata to cover the number of days in Tier 4 restrictions)||£667||£1000||£1500|
|Grant per 42 day period (Jan-Feb lockdown)||£2001||£3000||£4500|
|One-off grant payment (Jan-Feb lockdown) (CBLP)||£4,000||£6,000||£9,000|
|Grant per 44 day period (Feb-March lockdown)||£2,096||£3,143||£4,714|
Please note; All LRSG schemes have a closing date of 31 March 2021, so please submit your application as soon as possible.
You only need to apply once for all LRSG schemes in place. We will automatically calculate and pay all appropriate business support grants, including the CBLP, based on your successful LRSG application, you do not need to submit another application form.
You must inform us if your circumstances have changed since submitting your original application, for instance if your business has permanently closed or you have reached state-aid limits.
|Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) application form|
The Government has also allocated some funding to Local Authorities to pay out under an Additional Restrictions Grant. You only need to apply once to this scheme, successful applications will receive the appropriate funding to cover all lockdown periods..
This grant is to help those businesses which – while not legally forced to close – are severely impacted by the restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19. The Government has stated that this scheme should be focused on the following business groups, however since this is a discretionary scheme it will not be wholly restricted to these groups and any SME business that can demonstrate that it has been severely affected will potentially be eligible.
The Government has also advised that Local Authorities may want to take into account:
|Full East Suffolk Additional Restrictions Grant guidance|
All businesses must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a grant:
Businesses eligible for the ARG scheme will be as defined in Groups A to E, but we urge all business owners to read the full grant guidance before applying for the grant:
|Business type||Grant for 28 days|
|Grant for 52 days|
(26 Dec to mid Feb lockdown)
|One-off grant payment|
(ARG Closed business lockdown payment)
Grant for 44 days(16 Feb to 31 March 2021)
|A||Businesses in shared spaces (businesses that do not currently pay their own business rates but occupy a unit or room in a larger business space)||£500
Level of grant will be determined by the annual cost of rent paid by the business for their share of the premises
|C||Bed and breakfast businesses||£700||£1300||£2,100||£1,100|
|D||Businesses that have been severely impacted by Covid-19 restrictions occupying premises on the local rating list||£1,334
|E||Other businesses that have been severely impacted by Covid-19 restrictions||£350 or
Other businesses which fall into this category to be determined by panel
|Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) application form|
Applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant will close on 31 March 2021 and no ARG payments will be made in respect of any lockdown periods after this date from this scheme.
The ARG scheme applies to the November lockdown period, the national restrictions in place from 26 December to mid-February and a single one-off payment for closed businesses – you only need to apply once, automatic pro-rata payments will be made to cover all eligible periods, please do not submit multiple applications.
Additional funding has been released from the ARG scheme in recognition of the specific difficulties and financial impact on the non-seasonal hospitality sector throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Council will make additional one-off payments to businesses in the following categories:
These Hospitality Payments will be set at the following values:
a) Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £4,000.
b) Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £6,000.
c) Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above on the commencement date of the widespread national restrictions, will receive £9,000.
Subject to confirmation of the circumstances of the business, any businesses in this category that received an LRSG grant will receive a Hospitality Payment without the need to submit a new application. Businesses that could be eligible, but which have not received previous payments under the LRSG scheme can apply using the Council’s LRSG application process.