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 tables 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 2022

The Government announced on 21 December 2021 additional grant schemes to help support businesses that have been affected by the Omicron variant. The following table shows the grants currently open for applications:

Grant name Who can apply Dates applicable Grant details
Covid-19 Additional
Relief Fund (CARF)
Businesses affected by Covid-19 that have not been eligible for existing support linked to business rates (such as previous Covid related grants) in the 2021/22 financial year.   Apply by: 18 September 2022

Apply for the Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund.

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant Richmondshire business rate payers operating in the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors affected by the Omicron variant due to the impact of staff absences and lower demand from customers. Apply by: 18 March 2022

This grant is now closed.

Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Businesses affected by Covid-19 or the Omicron variant, including those outside of the business rate system, who have not been covered by the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant or other grant schemes. 15- 28 February 2022

This grant is now closed.


April 2021

Grant name Who can apply Dates applicable Grant details
Restart Grant Those business rates payers forced to close during the national lockdown:
non-essential retail, accommodation, hospitality, leisure, personal care, gym or sport business.
1 April 2021 - 30 June 2021

This grant is now closed.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Those businesses forced to close or severely affected by the national Covid-19 restrictions from 1 April and are not covered by the Restart Grant. 1 April - 18 July 2021

This grant is now closed.


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. 16 Feb 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

Applications closed: 30 April 2021

This grant is now closed.

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

Applications closed: 31 March 2021
This grant is now closed.
Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

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.  16 Feb 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

Applications closed: 30 April 2021

This grant is now closed.


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

Applications closed: 31 March 2021

This grant is now closed.
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

Applications closed: 31 March 2021

This grant is now closed.
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

Applications closed
This grant is now closed.

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

Applications closed: 31 March 2021 

This grant is now closed.
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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