December 2020 Tier 3 Grants

North West Leicestershire was placed into the very high alert covid level (tier 3) from 2 December and remained at that level when reviewed on 16 December 2020.

Government have provided North West Leicestershire District Council with funding for 3 grant schemes:

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (for businesses forced to close): this is for businesses that are still required to close to the public under tier three restrictions, such as restaurants, hotels and visitor attractions.
  • Christmas Support Payments: These payments are for pubs that predominately serve alcohol rather than food and are an additional grant to supplement the above grant.
  • Local Restrictions Discretionary Support Grant: this is for businesses in the hospitality, hotel, bed and breakfast and leisure industries that have been severely affected by the restrictions but do not qualify for the Local Restrictions Support Grant above.

Please note, the closing date to apply for these schemes is 31 March 2021.

Further information on these schemes is included below.   

Local Restrictions Support Grant (for businesses forced to close)

Applications are now open for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG-closed) (Tier 3 Restrictions payments). 

The LRSG-closed scheme aims to help 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 November and then remain closed from 2 December under the tier three restrictions. 

Those businesses can now apply for a further fixed grant of £667, £1,000 or £1,500 for each 14 day tier three closure period that began on 2 December, with the grant amount depending on the rateable value of the premises.

The grant will be based on the rateable value of the property on the first full day of local restrictions. Those premises with a rateable value of £15,000 and under are eligible for £667, premises from £15,000 to £51,000 are eligible for £1,000 and premises with a rateable value of £51,000 and over are eligible for £1,500 for each 14 days qualifying period.

Fixed grants are now available for two 14 day periods businesses have remained closed under Tier 3 restrictions. These are as follows:

Period 1:  2 December to 16 December 2020

Period 2 :  17 December to 30 December 2020

If you have not yet made an application for the grant please apply for both periods 1 and 2, and if you have made a successful application for a grant under period 1 you are now invited to able to apply for a period  2 grant.

For severely affected businesses that do not have a rateable value or those that are not required to close but are unable to continue operating due to social distancing rules a separate discretionary grant scheme, known as the Local Restrictions Support Grant (open) will also be available shortly.  

Please ensure that you apply for the correct period(s) under the Local Schemes section. Applications can be made online by registering here.

For FAQs, please download the Tier 3 Lockdowns Website (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)

If you receive an error message whilst completing your application, which you believe to be incorrect, or you have any difficulty completing the form please email Covid-19grants@hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk  including the error code and Local Authority name in the subject heading. This mailbox is constantly monitored. Please note that Customer Services are not able to assist and can only direct you to the email address above for all queries in relation to these grants.

Christmas Support Payment 

Additionally, the district council has also opened applications for the Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs.  This one-off cash grant of £1,000 supports pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than provide food and have been severely impacted over the festive season due to tier two or three restrictions. You can read more about the Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs and apply online below.

Applications must be submitted by 28 February 2021 and can be made online by registering here.

For details on eligibility, please download The Christmas Support Payment for Wet Led Pubs (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)

Local Restrictions Discretionary Support Grants

This grant scheme is for businesses in the hospitality, hotel, B&B, and leisure industries that have been severely affected by the local restrictions but are not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (forced to close business).

In order to be eligible you will need to be:

-          Use a business premises in North West Leicestershire

-          Have been trading on the day before the national restrictions were imposed (4 November)

-          Have been severely affected by the restrictions.

Grant values will be based on the rateable value, annual rent or annual mortgage costs of the property on the first full day of local restrictions. Those premises with a rateable value, annual rent or mortgage cost of £15,000 and under are eligible for £667, premises from £15,000 to £51,000 are eligible for £1,000 and premises with a rateable value of £51,000 and over are eligible for £1,500 for each 14 days qualifying period.

You can find further detail about eligibility in our policy here - North West Leicestershire District Council Local Restrictions Discretionary Support Policy (PDF Document, 0.17 Mb)

Applications for the period covering 2 December to 30 December are invited through www.grantapproval.co.uk. Please select the “local Restrictions Discretionary Support Grant – December 2020” in the list of available grants. Most payments are likely to be made in January 2021.

If you have any questions about this grant please contact discretionarygrantfund@nwleicestershire.gov.uk.

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Last updated: Fri 26 March, 2021 @ 13:20