Richmondshire District Council

Please do not use the Local Restriction Support Grants application forms to apply for January 2021 Lockdown grants. For businesses that are affected by the current national lockdown, financial support will be available shortly. As soon as we are able to accept applications for Lockdown grants, we will publicise this on our website.

Local Restriction Support Grants

At the start of the second English lockdown (Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December 2020), local businesses who have been ordered to close for four weeks may be eligible for a government grant of up to £3,000.

This second lockdown funding has been provided by the Government and will be administered by Richmondshire District Council in line with guidance set out by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Payments

A single grant payment for each eligible property will be made to cover the four-week national lockdown period and will be paid to each eligible business.

The grant amounts are fixed. Businesses with more than one qualifying property will receive more than one grant.

The grants are based on business rates, similar to the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund (RHLGF) available for the first lockdown period this spring.

The value of these grants has been set by the Government and the council has no discretion to vary these amounts under this scheme. Eligible businesses that pay business rates on their premises may expect to receive grants of the level stated below:

  • for properties with a rateable value of £15k or under, grants to be £1,334 – per 28 day qualifying restriction period
  • for properties with a rateable value of between £15k to £51k, grants to be £2,000 – per 28 day qualifying restriction period
  • for properties with a rateable value of £51k or over grants to be £3,000 – per 28 day qualifying restriction period

Businesses that have had to be closed since March 2020, such as nightclubs, will also be eligible for £3,000 from 1 November.

Eligible businesses will get one grant for each property liable for business rates. Grants will be based on the rateable value of the property on the first full day of lockdown restrictions.

For further details visit our eligibility and frequently asked questions page.

Apply

Businesses can apply for this grant via our online form:

Apply for Local Restriction Support Grants


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)

This is a discretionary grant scheme to support those businesses that have not been required to close, but have been impacted by the local Tier 2 restrictions on social mixing which came into force on 2 December 2020. This applies to:

  • hospitality businesses
  • hotels
  • bed and breakfast establishments
  • leisure businesses

The grant is available from 2 December 2020 until Richmondshire is no longer subject to Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions.

To be eligible for this scheme, businesses must have been trading on 2 December 2020.

Payments

Eligible businesses will be paid grants for every 14 day qualifying period.

There are three levels of grant payment:

  • businesses occupying a property with a rateable value of £15,000 or less on 2 December 2020, or eligible businesses that do not have a property with a rateable value will receive £467 per 14 day period

  • businesses occupying a property with a rateable value over £15,000 but less than £51,000 on 2 December 2020 will receive £700 per 14 day period

  • businesses occupying a property with a rateable value of £51,000 or more on 2 December 2020 will receive £1,050 per 14 day period


Read our Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) policy for further details about this grant.

Apply for Local Restrictions Support Grant (open)


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)

This grant scheme is to support those businesses that have been required to close or remain closed due to the Tier 2 restrictions which were introduced on 2 December. This applies to:

  • public houses
  • bars
  • any business that involves the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises and is not operating as a restaurant

If a business is not able to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises but adapts its business, e.g. now runs a takeaway, it will still be considered to be closed and eligible to receive this grant.

Payments

Grants will only be paid to business properties that have a rateable value provided by the Valuation Office Agency as at 1 December 2020.

Businesses must be closed for the whole 14 day payment period to be eligible. If a business is open and then decides to close during a payment cycle, it will only become eligible for a grant when it enters the next 14 day payment period.

The value of the payment will depend on the rateable value of the property:

  • rateable value of £15,000 or less on 2 December 2020 will receive a payment of £667 per 14 day period
  • rateable value over £15,000 but less than £51,000 on 2 December 2020 will receive £1,000 per 14 day period
  • rateable value of £51,000 or more on 2 December 2020 will receive £1,500 per 14-day period

The council has no discretion over this grant and will only make payments to eligible businesses in line with the Government's guidance. For further details read our Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) policy.

Apply for Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)

This grant is to support those businesses that were required to close from 23 March and have not been able to re-open since. Those eligible for this funding include businesses such as nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques, adult entertainment venues and hostess bars.

Businesses must have been trading on 23 March 2020 to be eligible to receive a grant payment. You also must not have re-purposed the business, for example changed from a nightclub to a bar, and as a result have been able to re-open.

Payments

Funding applies from 1 November to 4 November 2020 (after which time businesses became eligible for national lockdown grant funding), and from 2 December 2020 while restrictions apply.

From 2 December, eligible businesses will be paid grants for every 14 day qualifying period.

The value of the payment will depend on the rateable value of the business property:

  • rateable value of £15,000 or less on 23 March 2020 will receive a payment of £667 for each 14 day period they must remain closed
  • rateable value over £15,000 but less than £51,000 on 23 March 2020 will receive a payment of £1,000 for each 14 day period they must remain closed
  • rateable value of £51,000 or more on 23 March 2020 will receive a payment of £1,500 for each 14 day period they must remain closed

The Council has no discretion over this grant and will make payments to eligible businesses in line with the government guidance. For further details read our Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector) policy.

Apply for Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)

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