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||Grant for 28 days (November lockdown)||Grant per 14 day periods in Tier 2 restrictions (will be paid pro-rata to cover the number of days in Tier 2 restrictions)||Grant per 14 day periods in Tier 4 restrictions (will be paid pro-rata to cover the number of days in Tier 4 restrictions)||Grant per 42 day period (Jan-Feb lockdown)||One-off grant payment (Jan-Feb lockdown) (CBLP)|
|£15,000 or under||£1,334||£467||£667||£2001||£4000|
|£15,001 to £50,999||£2,000||£700||£1000||£3000||£6000|
|£51,000 or over||£3,000||£1,050||£1500||£4500||£9000|
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 application form|
Christmas Support Payments (CSP) for wet-led pubs – please ensure you have submitted an LRSG application, there is no need to apply again if you have already submitted an application form. We will contact you for a further declaration on being a wet-led pub and make the appropriate one-off payment for the Christmas period.
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 amount|
|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, £1,334, £2,000, or £3,000|
|C||Bed and breakfast businesses||£700|
|D||Businesses that have been severely impacted by Covid-19 restrictions occupying premises on the local rating list||£1,334, £2,000, or £3,000|
|E||Other businesses that have been severely impacted by Covid-19 restrictions||Home based businesses £500
Mobile businesses £350
Other businesses which fall into this category to be determined by panel
|Additional Restrictions Grant application form|
The ARG scheme applies to the November lockdown period and has now been extended to cover the Tier 4 restrictions period from 26 December and the national lockdown period from 5 January onwards – there is no need to apply again, automatic pro-rata payments will be made to cover all eligible periods.