Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Grants

The Re-start Grant Scheme is now live. Find out how to apply here.

We will automatically contact businesses who have made previous claims to invite them to apply for any new schemes they are eligible for.


National Grant schemes coming to an end
Scheme Closing date
November 2020 grant 1 April 2021
Tier 3 – Period 1 (2 - 5 December 2020 1 April 2021
Tier 3 – Period 2 (17 - 30 December 2020 ) 1 April 2021
Tier 4 (31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021) 1 April 2021
Business Support Payment (5 January 2021 to 15 February 2021) 1 April 2021
February/March (16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021) 1 June 2021

 


The government has announced a range of grants for businesses which were forced to close or have been severly effected by local and national restrictions. The range of business support grants will change from time to time and this information will be updated on a regular basis.

Please note that businesses can only receive one grant in relation to any one time period, i.e. you can only receive one grant for the national lockdown (5 November – 2 December).

1. Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG Closed) Addendum – (between 5 November - 2 December 2020) to support business, which pay NNDR

The government has announced that business premises forced to close (such as non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses) due to the national lockdown are to receive grants worth up to £3,000 a month. 

2. Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG-closed) (Tier 3 Restrictions payments)

The LRSG-closed scheme aims to help hospitality businesses including pubs, restaurants, cafes and social clubs as well as hotels, B&B’s, guest houses, indoor entertainment and visitor attractions that were told to close to the public from the start of the national restrictions on 5 November and then remain closed from 2 December under the tier three restrictions. 

3. Tier 4 Grant Funding 31 December to 4 January 2021 

Grant applications are now open for businesses that were required to close due to tier 4 restrictions (31 December to 4 January). This is for business who are registered for business rates. 

Harborough District was in Tier 4 from Thursday 31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021. All businesses who qualified for the Local Restrictions Support Grant for the November national restrictions will be contacted and asked to confirm they wish to apply for the new grant using the information they have previously provided in order to help to speed up the processing of your  application. You will be required to sign a declaration confirming that the circumstances of the business remain the same.

4. National Lockdown Grant Funding from 5 January 2021 & the Closed Lockdown Payment - Business Support Package 

National Lockdown Grant payments to cover a 6-week period from 5 January 2021.

5. Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) scheme, adapted for the period of national restrictions

This scheme aims to help those businesses required by government to close from the start of the national lockdown restrictions on 5 January 2021. This includes non-essential retail, those providing personal care (hairdressers etc), and hospitality businesses including pubs, restaurants, cafes and social clubs as well as hotels, B&B’s, guest houses, indoor entertainment and visitor attractions.

The first payment period is for 42 days from 5 January 2021 to 15 February and the second payment cycle will be for a 44 day period to cover 16 February – 31 March 2021. 

6. Christmas Support Payment for Wet-Led Pubs

The deadline for this support payment has been extended to 28 February 2021. The Christmas Support Payment is a government grant for ‘wet-led’ pubs to support pubs within Harborough District.  The grant is for pubs that mainly serve alcohol rather than provide food, in recognition that they have been severely impacted over the festive season due to temporary local restrictions.