What is it?
UK government are providing additional funding to allow Local Authorities (LAs) for in high-alert level areas which are not legally closed, but which are severely impacted by the restrictions on socialising. The funding LAs will receive will be based on the number of hospitality, hotel, B&B, and leisure businesses in their area.
LAs will receive a funding amount that will be the equivalent of:
- For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, grants of £934 per month.
- For properties with a rateable value over £15,000 and below £51,000, grants of £1,400 per month.
- For properties with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 and over, grants of £2,100 per month.
With national ‘lockdown’ restrictions being imposed, the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) currently ceases to apply, as relevant businesses will receive funding from the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed). However, businesses who have who have already been subject to enhanced restrictions (Local Covid Alert Levels ‘High’ and ‘Very High’) will still the receive the grants backdated up to August 2020 if they’ve been operating with enhanced restrictions since then.
Am I eligible?
The grant is aimed at hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure businesses. Local Authorities will have discretion as to how to award grant funding to individual businesses.
What do I need to do to access it?
Access to the grants can vary by Local Authority. Speak to your Local Authority for more details.
Government guidance for Local Authorities can be found here.
Who do I need to speak to?
Speak to your Local Authority for more details.