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Coronavirus business grants

Latest Update:

The application process for the Additional Restriction Grants is currently paused as existing funding has been allocated. The Council will reopen the process in the following weeks when new funding has been approved by the government.

Restart Grant Fund closed

Applications for Restart Grants closed on 30 June 2021.

Additional Restrictions Grant

Please note: The application process for the Additional Restriction Grants is currently paused as existing funding has been allocated. The Council will reopen the process in the following weeks when new funding has been approved by the government.

The Government are encouraging this to be used to support businesses that have been affected by the pandemic, but which have not been eligible for any of the existing grant schemes. Please read the full guidance on the types of businesses that will be prioritised for this grant and the information you will need to provide, before you begin your application.

Priority will be given to applicants who have not been eligible for other support schemes. Other grant schemes include but are not limited to:

  • Small Business Grant Fund
  • Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant
  • The Fisheries Response Fund
  • Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme (DSSS)
  • The Zoos Support Fund
  • The Dairy Hardship Fund
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) addendum
  • Arts and culture covid support funding
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (open)

Please note: we will be monitoring the applications and feedback from the business community and may in future need to vary the eligibility criteria and guidance as a result of the responses we receive.

Local Restrictions Support Grants

These included:

  • Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed) for the November 2020 lockdown
  • Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed) for Tier 2 payments
  • Local Restrictions Support Grants (Open) for Tier 2 payments
  • Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed) for Tier 4 payments
  • Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed) for 5 January to 15 February 2021
  • Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed) for 16 February to 31 March 2021
  • Closed Business Lockdown Payments, from January 2021

These schemes were closed on 31 March 2021

Small business and retail, hospitality and leisure grants - applications closed

Over 1,800 local businesses claimed one of these grants.  Applications closed on 28 August 2020.


Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund - applications closed

Applications for the discretionary grant fund closed on 3 August 2020.


£1,000 Christmas Support Payment for ‘wet-led pubs’

Final applications for this grant scheme closed on 28 February 2021.