Business support grants

See business support on GOV.UK. Government guidance on what you can do now and a link to sign up to email alerts when new coronavirus business support information is added.

List of past and present COVID restrictions:

National Lockdown (5 November to 1 December 2020)

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)

  • Eligibility: For businesses in business rated properties, legally forced to close during the November national lockdown.
  • Grant Amounts: £1,334, £2,000 or £3,000 dependent on the rateable value of the property.
  • Grant Application Status: Applications are OPEN.

Apply for Local Restrictions Support Grant for 5 November to 1 December online.

Additional Restrictions Grant

  • Eligibility: Discretionary scheme during national lockdown only, for businesses not eligible for the above scheme.
  • Grant Amounts: £1,334, £2,000 or £3,000 dependent on the rateable value of the property or number of employees.
  • Grant Application Status: Applications are closed for this round. A new round of Additional Restrictions Grant funding is available for January's national lockdown.
    See additional restriction grant for round 2 at the bottom of this page.

Go back to COVID restrictions list.

Tier 2 Restrictions (2 December to 30 December 2020)

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)

  • Eligibility: For Hospitality, Leisure and Accommodation and related businesses that were able to open and trade during Tier 2 restrictions but that were negatively affected by Tier 2 local restrictions (for example, the rule of 6 or limit on number of households mixing).
  • Grant Amounts: £967, £1,450 or £2,175 dependent on the rateable value of the property or the number of employees.
  • Grant Application Status: Applications are OPEN

Please read the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) policy (PDF: 290Kb / 6 pages), which sets out the exact eligibility requirements, prior to filling out the application form.

Please do not apply for this scheme if you do not meet the current business categories as set out in the policy. If you want to be notified if and when we widen criteria please email lrsgopen@eden.gov.uk and we will add you to a mailing list for this purpose.

Apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open).

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)

  • Eligibility: For businesses in business rated properties, legally forced to close due to Tier 2 restrictions. Largely for pubs who were unable to reopen due to not serving food (substantial meals).
  • Grant amounts: £667, £1,000 or £1,500 dependent on the rateable value of the property per 14 days of restrictions
  • Grant Application Status: Payments have been made automatically for these businesses.

If you believe you are eligible for this scheme and have not heard from us, please email LRSG@eden.gov.uk

Christmas Support Payment

  • Eligibility: For wet-led pubs where sales are largely derived from drink sales (over 50%).
  • Grant amount: A one off payment of £1,000
  • Grant Application Status: Applications closed for this scheme on Sunday 28 February. This is a government determined deadline and we can no longer accept applications.

Go back to COVID restrictions list.

Tier 4 Restrictions (31 December to 4 January 2021)

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)

  • Eligibility: For businesses in business rated properties, legally forced to close due to Tier 4 restrictions.
  • Grant Amounts: £667, £1,000 or £1,500 dependent on rateable value per 14-day period of restrictions. This will be a 5-day pro rata payment.
  • Grant Application Status: We have emailed eligible businesses for automatic payment.

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National Lockdown (From 5 January 2021 onwards)

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)

  • Eligibility: For businesses in business rated properties, legally forced to close due to national restrictions.
  • Grant amounts: £667, £1,000 or £1,500 dependent on the rateable value of the property per 14-day period of restrictions. Businesses will receive a 42 day (6 week) payment initially which will be £2,001, £3,000 or £4,500 dependent on rateable value.
  • Grant Application Status: We have emailed eligible businesses for automatic payment.

This grant scheme has been extended until 31 March 2021. The next payment will be a 44 day payment which will be £2,096, £3,143 or £4,714 dependent on rateable value. The other eligibility criteria remains the same. We are intending to do automatic payments and eligible businesses will be emailed during week commencing 8 March 2021 to confirm their continued eligibility for the scheme.

Retail Leisure and Hospitality - one off grants

  • Eligibility: For businesses in business rated properties, legally forced to close due to national restrictions.
  • Grant Amounts: A one off payment of £4,000, £6,000 or £9,000 dependent on the rateable value of the property.
  • Grant Application Status: We have emailed eligible businesses for automatic payment.

Additional Restrictions Grant

  • Eligibility: For businesses severely impacted by the current National Lockdown, but not eligible for the above schemes.
  • Grant Amounts: £2,001, £3,000 or £4,500 dependent on the rateable value of the property or number of employees.
  • Grant Application Status: New applications are paused whilst we assess current applications and review the remaining funding under this scheme. Previous recipients of this funding have received an email to check that they are still eligible and if so have been paid automatically.