Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses)
Applications have now closed for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open).
All applications for Local Restriction Support Grants (Open), Local Support Grants (Closed), and Local Support grants (Closed) Addendum to 15 February, have an application closing date of 31 March 2021 . These applications have a final payment date of 30 April 2021. No applications or payments for grants for these periods can be made after these respective dates.
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 (for open businesses) 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 (for open businesses) 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 (for open businesses) policy:
2 December to 15 December (Tier 2)
This period applies to hospitality (except wet-led pubs that were forced to close), accommodation and leisure businesses that remained open, but were severely impacted by the restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
|Number of days||Business rateable value||Amount|
|14 days||Rateable value of exactly £15,000 or less||£467|
|14 days||Rateable value of more than £15,000 and less than £51,000||£700|
|14 days||Rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above||£1,050|
Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses) no longer applies during periods of national restrictions. National restrictions took effect from 20 December (Tier 4) and 5 January 2021 (Tier 5).
During these periods Local Restrictions Support Grant (for closed businesses) (Addendum) and Additional Restriction Grant schemes apply.
Local Restrictions Support Grant (for open businesses) will apply if re-entering the tier system following the end of national restrictions.