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COVID-19 - Additional Restrictions Grant (discretionary scheme)

A discretionary scheme to help businesses which have had to close, or been able to trade but have been severely affected by the COVID-19 restrictions, regardless of whether they pay business rates.

On 31 October, the government announced that Basildon Council would receive £3.7m for one-off payments to enable more broad support for businesses.

See below: Now open - Additional Restrictions Grant (Window six period 12/07/2021 - 08/08/2021)

Businesses that are eligible

Businesses that are eligible  for an Additional Restrictions Grant include, but are not limited to:

  • Businesses where business rates are included within rents;
  • Businesses in the supply chain for retail, hospitality, leisure, events and accommodation sectors;
  • Event and event management businesses.

Eligible businesses must also:

  • Be a micro business or small business as defined in Section 33 Part 2 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 and the Companies Act 2006;
  • Have ongoing fixed business-related costs that are unavoidable overheads;
  • Demonstrate that they have suffered a significant fall in income due to the COVID-19 crisis;

Now open - applications for an Additional Restrictions Grant (Window six period 12/07/2021 - 08/08/2021)

Applications for an Additional Restrictions Grant Window six, for the period 12/07/2021 - 08/08/2021, are now open.

If you have already received an Addition Restrictions Grant payment for previous windows you do not need to apply again. We will be in contact with you automatically.

If you have not already submitted a claim for an Addition Restrictions Grant payment please apply here now. You will need to provide satisfactory evidence and satisfy state aid rules.  Any grant award received is subject to HMRC tax conditions.

Award levels Window Six

Due to the amount of funding available, Basildon Council has decided the following Additional Restrictions Grant award levels for Window Six will apply. Window Six awards are 75% of Window one and Window two awards:

  • Up to £2,250 where 'small' businesses fit the required criteria;
  • Up to £1,500 where 'micro' businesses fit the required criteria;
  • Up to £750 where 'other' businesses fit the required criteria.

Applications for an Additional Restrictions Grant (Window five period 14/06/2021 - 11/07/2021)

  • Applications for Window Five of the Additional Restrictions Grant closed on 11 July 2021.

Applications for an Additional Restrictions Grant (Window Four period 12/04/2021 - 14/05/2021)

  • Applications for Window Four of the Additional Restrictions Grant closed on 14 May 2021.

Applications for an Additional Restrictions Grant (Window Three period 08/02/2021 - 11/04/2021)

  • Applications for Window Three of the Additional Restrictions Grant closed on 11 April 2021.

Applications for an Additional Restrictions Grant (Window Two period, 11/01/2021 - 07/02/2021)

  • ·Applications for Window Two of the Additional Restrictions Grant closed on 7 February 2021.

Applications for an Additional Restrictions Grant (Window One period, 25/11/2020 - 10/01/2021)

  • Applications for Window One of the Additional Restrictions Grant closed on 10 January 2021.

Award levels Window One and Window Two

Basildon Council has decided the following Additional Restrictions Grant award levels will apply:

  • Up to £3,000 where 'small' businesses fit the required criteria;
  • Up to £2,000 where 'micro' businesses fit the required criteria;
  • Up to £1,000 where 'other' businesses fit the required criteria.

Basildon Council reserves the right to change the grant award levels shown above, depending on the number of applications received.

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