Richmondshire District Council

What support is available for my business during local and national restrictions?

There have been numerous Government support schemes with various eligibility and funding periods. The table featured on this page provides an overview of the schemes that have been running since the start of the second national lockdown in November 2020, and helps you understand which grant(s) you are eligible to apply for.

Further details about each grant can be found by following the 'Apply' link found with the grant details section.


January 2021 national lockdown

Grant name Who can apply Dates applicable Grant details
LRSG (Closed) Addendum Those business rate payers required to close: non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses. 5 Jan 2021 - until restrictions reviewed Payment depends on business property's rateable value.

Apply for LRSG (Closed) Addendum grant
Closed Business Lockdown Payment
(CBLP)
All business rate payers required to close. 5 Jan 2021 - 15 Feb 2021

Applications close: 31 March 2021
A one off payment.

You can apply for this in addition to the LRSG (Closed) Addendum grant.
When you apply for the LRSG (Closed) Addendum grant this
will include your application for the CBLP.

Further details about CBLP
Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)
5 January - 15 February 2021

Those businesses required to close who do not have rateable premises (therefore not covered by the LRSG (Closed) Addendum and the CBLP). Also others not forced to close but significantly financially impacted.  31 Dec 2020 - 15 Feb 2021


This grant is now closed.

Further grant funding - 16 February onwards

Please note that the current national lockdown grants covers businesses up until 15 February 2021. For those who have already applied for the LRSG (Closed) Addendum grant scheme and received a grant payment, they will automatically receive a further payment to cover the period of 16 February until 31 March 2021. Please look out for an email from our Revenue and Benefits team confirming details about this payment.

For those who received the ARG grant, we will be able to provide an update about an additional payment shortly.

We are awaiting further guidance from central Government with regards to the situation after the 31 March, although we have been informed we will not receive this until April. We will update this web page with this information as soon as we can. Please keep checking this page for the latest details - there is no need to contact us. 


Tier 3 and Tier 2 restrictions in 2020

Grant name Who can apply Dates applicable Grant details
LRSG (Open)  Those required not to close but affected by local Tier 3 and Tier 2 restrictions.
For example, hospitality businesses, hotels, B & B's, leisure businesses.
2 Dec 2020 - 5 Jan 2021

Still open for applications 
Payment depends on business property's rateable value.

Apply for LRSG (Open) grant 
Christmas Support Payment for 
wet-led pubs
Pubs predominately serving alcohol rather than food. 2 Dec - 29 Dec 2020

This grant is now closed.
LRSG (Closed) Those pubs, bars, and any business selling alcohol not operating as a restaurant, that had to close due to Tier 2 restrictions. 2 Dec - 30 Dec 2020

Still open for applications
Payment depends on business property's rateable value.

Apply for LRSG (Closed) grant  
LRSG (Sector) Nightclubs, dance halls and discotheques, adult entertainment venues and hostess bars that have been closed since 23 March 2020. 1 Nov - 4 Nov 2020, and then
from 2 Dec 2020

Still open for applications
Payment depends on business property's rateable value.

Apply for LRSG (Sector) grant

November 2020 national lockdown

Grant name Who can apply Dates applicable Grant details
LRSG  Local businesses ordered to close for the 4 week lockdown. 5 Nov - 2 Dec 2020

Still open for applications 

Payment depends on business property's rateable value.

Apply for LRSG  
Additional Restrictions
Grant
(ARG)
Local businesses affected by Covid-19 lockdown. 5 Nov - 2 Dec 2020 This grant is now closed.



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