In response to the Coronavirus pandemic the Government has announced that businesses losing income as a result of regulations imposed by central government may be eligible for support.

The help that is available from the Localised Restrictions Grant scheme...

Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close from 16 February to 31 March 2021 (National Lockdown)

This grant is to support businesses that are in the ratings list for Business Rates and have a rateable value, as grants are awarded based on the rateable value of the business.

Period of entitlement is from 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021.

In order to be eligible your business must:

  • Have a business rates account, have been legally required to close (for example non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses) and have been significantly impacted by lockdown restrictions for the period of local entitlement 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 (National Lockdown).

Businesses not eligible for a Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed)

Businesses that have been able to continue to trade because they do not depend on providing in-person services and can work remotely such as accountants and solicitors are not eligible for this grant.

Applications for a Local Restrictions Grant (Closed)

If you have already received a Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) payment for previous lockdown periods you do not need to apply again. We will be in contact with you automatically.

If you have not claimed for the Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) please apply here, you will need to provide satisfactory evidence and satisfy state aid rules.  Any grant award received is subject to HMRC tax conditions.

This is a 44 day award period. The grant amounts shown in the following table are fixed.

Business rateable value44 day grant amount
Up to £15,000£2096
From £15,001 to £50,999£3143
From £51,000 and above£4714

The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment  (an extra one off grant payment )

In addition to  Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) payments, the Government announced the Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment, which provided a one-off top up grant for all businesses legally required to close during national restrictions.

Applications closed from midnight Wednesday 31 March 2021.


Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close from 5 January to 15 February 2021 (National Lockdown)

This grant was to support businesses in the ratings list for Business Rates and with a rateable value, as grants were awarded based on the rateable value of the business.

Period of entitlement was from 5 January 2021 to 15 February 2021.

Applications closed from midnight Wednesday 31 March 2021.


Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close from 20 December 2020 - 4 January 2021 (Tier 4)

This grant was to support businesses in the ratings list for Business Rates and with a rateable value, as grants were awarded based on the rateable value of the business.

Period of entitlement was from 20 December 2020 - 4 January 2021.

Applications closed from midnight Wednesday 31 March 2021.


Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close from 16 December to 19 December 2020 (Tier 3)

This grant was to support businesses in the ratings list for Business Rates and with a rateable value, as grants were awarded based on the rateable value of the business.

Period of entitlement was from 16 December 2020 to 19 December 2020.

Applications closed from midnight Wednesday 31 March 2021.


Localised Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close from 5 November to 2 December 2020 (National Lockdown)

This grant was to support businesses in the ratings list for Business Rates and with a rateable value, as grants were awarded based on the rateable value of the business.

Period of entitlement was from 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020.

Applications closed from midnight Wednesday 31 March 2021.