Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Grants

Additional Restrictions Grants - Open for Applications 

The Councils intention is for the Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG), to act as a catalyst to boost recovery, growth, and innovation for local businesses with or without commercial premises, through the three new schemes. ARG will continue to support businesses that are severely impacted by the extended restrictions, (including businesses listed in the Government guidance), businesses that have not received any Covid-19 grants, and businesses that remain closed, although the hope is that the main emphasis will be to encourage businesses to look to the future and ‘build back better’, in an innovative, greener, and more digitally connected manner. 

 


National Grant schemes are now closed
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

All the below schemes are now closed.

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 

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 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.