England COVID-19 Grant Deadlines (March 9)

UK Government Grant Deadlines

UK Government Grant Deadlines

The UK Government has issued updated deadlines for applications for some of the COVID grant funds which may be made available to eligible businesses by way of a cash grant from their local council for each period of national lockdown.

All of the grants referred to in this briefing may be available locally throughout England and Members can identify their local council by clicking here.

This information is for briefing only. It is not intended to be prescriptive and necessary professional and local advice should be sought where appropriate.

Local Restrictions Support Grants (“LRSG (Closed) Addendum”) - supports businesses that have been required to close due to national lockdown between 5 November and 2 December 2020 and from 5 January 2021

Applications for funding for the national lockdown from 5 November and 2 December, and for the period from 5 January to 15 February, need to be submitted by 31 March 2021

For the period from 16 February to 31 March, the application deadline is 31 May 2021

Claimants need to be business ratepayers.

Could include non-essential retail, leisure, sports facilities and tourism which may be of relevance to some Members

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Note: during periods of national lockdown, other local grant schemes otherwise available in different local lockdown tiers are superseded by the LRSG (Closed) Addendum

Closed Business Lockdown Payment – further support for businesses that have been required to close due to the national lockdown from 5 January 2021

Eligible businesses may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £9,000 from their local council.

The same businesses eligible for the LRSG (Closed) Addendum may be eligible for the CBLP

Deadline for applications – 31 March 2021

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Coronavirus Additional Restrictions Grant (“ARG”) – a Local Council Discretionary Grant which supports businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed

Provides local councils with grant funding to support closed businesses that do not directly pay business rates as well as businesses that do not have to close but which are impacted.

Local councils have the freedom to determine the eligibility criteria for these grants, but they are intended to help businesses significantly affected by the restrictions, particularly in retail, hospitality and leisure.

In some instances, councils may choose to support businesses that require to close, but which do not pay business rates. This may be of relevance to some PGA Members.

Additional funding for councils announced on 4 March and these councils will make their own allocations in due course.

Deadlines for applications decided by local councils

PGA Members are advised to check local council websites regularly to identify Local Discretionary Grant funding opportunities.

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