Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)
For Epping Forest, this grant applies between 17 October and 4 November 2020, when Essex was subject to Tier 2 restrictions on socialising. It will also apply to any future periods of Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions.
The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) grant is intended to kickstart recovery for businesses that are not legally required to close but are severely impacted by the restrictions on socialising under Tier 2 and Tier 3. It is aimed at hospitality, hotel, bed and breakfast and leisure businesses.
We have discretion as to how to award grant funding for individual businesses. The amounts available under the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) scheme are:
|Business rateable value||28 day award amount||19 day pro-rata award amount|
|Up to £15,000||£934||£634|
|£15,001 to £50,999||£1,400||£950|
|£51,000 and above||£2,100||£1,425|
These are the amounts calculated on a pro-rata basis for the period covered by the Tier 2 restrictions.
Read the full Local Restrictions Support Grants (Open) policy
Please note that the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) is also known as Tier 2 application – this is the option you will need to tick on the application form.