Information on current Covid-19 restrictions

Local Restrictions Business Support Grants

The government has announced a second round of business support grants, which will be administered by local Councils, to provide cash grants for businesses that have been affected when entering Tier 2, Tier 3 and National Lockdown restrictions. 

The grants available are:

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)
    Relates to Tier 2 restrictions. Discretionary grant aimed at hospitality, hotels, bed and breakfast and leisure businesses who were open during Tier 2 restrictions but whose trade suffered as a result.
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)
    Relates to Tier 3 restrictions. Aimed at business such as wet pubs, soft play centres, adult gaming centres etc. Business who were subject to government mandated closure during Tier 3 restrictions.
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum
    Relates to national lockdown. Aimed at retail, hospitality and leisure sectors forced to close due to the national lockdown enforced from 5th November 2020.

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)
    Aimed at nightclubs, casinos and sexual entertainment venues who have been under mandated closure since March 2020.
  • Additional Restrictions Grant
    Discretionary grants aimed at supporting businesses affected by reduced trading conditions experienced during national lockdown. Focusing on the hospitality, accommodation, beauty, leisure and non-essential retail sectors and their supply chains. 

Are you eligible?

To be eligible you must meet the following criteria

For all grants:

  • The business was established and open prior to the restriction relevant to the grant scheme coming in to force.
  • The business was subject to the restriction relevant to the grant scheme on the date the restriction was put into place.
  • The business was not in administration, liquidation, dormant as of the 1st October 2020, dissolved or about to be dissolved.
  • The business has ceased trading or closed without being required to do so as part of Government restrictions.
  • The business complies with State Aid rules. Find out more about State Aid at the government’s website.

In addition, for Local Restrictions Support Grants – Closed, Closed Addendum and Sector:

  • The business was liable for business rates at the point the relevant restriction was put into place
  • The applicant is the person liable for business rates, or is the owner or director of the applying business.

Further guidance and criteria regarding the discretionary schemes, Local Restrictions Grant – Open and the Additional Restrictions Grant will be published here as soon as the schemes are finalised.

How much will you receive?

Local Restrictions Support Grant - Open (Tier 2)

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £934 for each 28 day restriction period
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £1,400 for each 28 day restriction period
  • Rateable £51,000 or more - £2,100 for each 28 day restriction period

Local Restrictions Support Grant - Closed (Tier 3)

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £667 for each 14 day restriction period
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £1,000 for each 14 day restriction period
  • Rateable £51,000 or more - £1,500 for each 14 day restriction period

Local Restrictions Support Grant - Closed Addendum (National Lockdown)

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £1,334 for each 28 day restriction period
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £2,000 for each 28 day restriction period
  • Rateable £51,000 or more - £3,000 for each 28 day restriction period 

Local Restrictions Support Grant – Sector

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £667 for each 14 day restriction period
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £1,000 for each 14 day restriction period
  • Rateable £51,000 or more - £1,500 for each 14 day restriction period

Additional Restrictions Grant

Information about the Additional Restrictions grant can be found in the council's Local Restrictions Business Support document.

How to apply

The window for application under this scheme closed at 11.59pm on 30th November 2020. Applications under this scheme are no longer permitted.

Gedling Borough Council is now in a tier 3 restrictions area and information about grants in tier 3 will be published on this page shortly.