Business Support Package following January Lockdown (second payment cycle 16 February to 31 March 2021)

Applications are now open for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) scheme, adapted for the period of national restrictions.

This scheme aims to help non-essential retail, those providing personal care (hairdressers etc), hospitality businesses including pubs, restaurants, cafes and social clubs as well as hotels, B&B’s, guest houses, indoor entertainment and visitor attractions that were told to close to the public from the start of the national restrictions on 5 January. The first payment period is for 42 days from 5 January 2021 to 15 February and the second payment cycle will be for a 44 day period to cover 16 February – 31 March 2021. 

If you have already made a successful claim for the first payment cycle we will contact you and ask you to confirm you wish to apply for this grant using the information supplied previously. You will be required to resubmit your bank details and sign a declaration confirming that the circumstances of the business remain the same.

Businesses that are eligible are those that have been mandated to close by Government and were the ratepayer on the 5 January 2021. Businesses must have been trading the day before national restrictions came into force to be eligible to receive funding under this scheme, where businesses were closed due to restrictions that preceded the national restrictions, it is accepted that those businesses are still trading.

National lockdown grant payments will be made to cover the 44 day period from 16 February  2021 to 31 March 2021 as follows:

  • £2,096 for business properties appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under
  • £3,143 for business properties appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000
  • £4,714 for business properties appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above

All applications must be made online. 

Register for the grant (grantapproval.co.uk)

In the unlikely event that you receive an error message when completing your claim, please email:  covid-19grants@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk

Application closure date

For the 42-day payment made for the period beginning 5 January 2021, the application closure date is 31 March 2021.  For the 44-day payment made for the period beginning 16 February 2021, the application closure date is 31 May 2021.

National Restrictions Discretionary Support Grant

Businesses that have already received a National Restrictions Discretionary Grant for the period 31 December 2020 to 15 February 2021 will automatically be paid an additional amount based on their rateable value, annual mortgage costs or annual rent.

We will email these businesses directly with further details, and payments will automatically be made in the week commencing 22 March 2021 unless a business opts out from payment.

A copy of our revised policy for this period can be found here National Restrictions Discretionary Support Grant March 2021 (PDF Document, 0.2 Mb)

If you have any questions about our discretionary grants, please contact us at discretionarygrantfund@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

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Last updated: Fri 26 March, 2021 @ 13:17