Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

Our ARG scheme has been extended, and will now close on Thursday 30th September at midnight. Please read the qualifying criteria for this grant before completing the application form. This scheme supports businesses that have been trading on April 1 2021 and are either liable for business rates or liable for rent on a business premises (not residential) in this area.

Full details of those businesses that may apply are below. Please read the eligibility in it's entirety and confirm that you satisfy the required conditions before proceeding with your application.

The closing date for this scheme is midnight 30th September 2021.

If you do qualify for a grant, you should be aware that payments will not be made until after the 30th September 2021 once the application process has closed.

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Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

A further phase of the Additional Restrictions Grant has now opened for those businesses who have suffered from the COVID-19 restrictions. The details of those businesses that may apply are below.

Please read the following and confirm that you satisfy the required conditions before proceeding with your application.

The closing date for this scheme is midnight 30th September 2021.

To qualify applicants must satisfy ALL of the following conditions. If you do not, please do not continue with the application.

  • have been trading on 1 April 2021
  • be either liable for business rates or liable for rent on a business premises (not residential) in this area
  • not exceed state aid/subsidy levels
  • not qualify for a community grant

For the purposes of this grant scheme, a business is considered to be trading if it is engaged in business activity. This should be interpreted as carrying on a trade or profession, or buying and selling goods or services in order to generate turnover. Fully constituted businesses in liquidation, dissolved, struck off or subject to a striking-off notice are not eligible under these conditions.

Funds will be considered for the following categories

Category 1

Hospitality businesses with no outdoor space, which therefore could not open up on 12th April 2021 (see definition of Hospitality businesses, below).

Category 2

Business still impacted by specific government restrictions after the 19 July 2021 (e.g. the travel industry) and specialist suppliers to these businesses.

Category 3

Events businesses and suppliers to events businesses, that can demonstrate a significant reduction in turn over during COVID-19.

Category 4

Businesses which can demonstrate that they have not been eligible for any other grant schemes (LRSG, Restart, ARG's etc) and have suffered a significant reduction in turn over.

Hospitality:

For the purposes of this scheme, a hospitality business can be defined as a business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink.

We will use the following criteria to assess whether a business is eligible:

  • Businesses offering in-person food and drink services to the general public.
  • Businesses that provide food and/or drink to be consumed on the premises, including outdoors.

For these purposes, the definition of a hospitality retail business should exclude:

Food kiosks and businesses whose main service is takeaway (not applicable to those that have adapted to offer takeaways during periods of restrictions, in alignment with previous COVID-19 business grant schemes).

Please note all evidence must be submitted with your application.