Guide to Coronavirus grants for businesses

There are a number of grants available for businesses which offer addition support due to Coronavirus restrictions.

The current grants available are:

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG Closed Addendum) - This scheme covers the national lockdown from 5 November to 2 December. The scheme is for businesses who pay business rates and were forced to close due to the national lockdown.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG Closed Tier 4 Addendum)

This scheme covers the period from 19th December when we were in Tier 3 for one day and Tier 4 from 20th December. The scheme is for businesses who pay business rates and were mandated to close. These are the same businesses which were mandated to close during the national lockdown between 5.11.20 - 2.12.20. We will use you applications from this earlier period to assess entitlement for this new period.

Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG Discretionary) - This scheme supports closed businesses that do not directly pay business rates as well as businesses that do not have to close but which are impacted by Coronavirus restrictions. This scheme opened on 3rd December 2020 and you will have a month to apply for a grant

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG Closed)  - This scheme covers the period that we were in Tier 2, i.e. from 2 December 2020 - 18th December 2020.  This scheme is businesses with pay business rates and were mandated to close. From the 19th December 2020 the LRSG Closed TIER 4 Addendum scheme applies.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG Open) -  This scheme covers the period from 2 December 2020 - 18th December 2020, i.e. the period that East Herts was in tier 2 and 3. This scheme is for businesses which have not had to close but have been impacted by the tier system restrictions. 

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector) - This scheme is for businesses which have had to stay closed since 23 March 2020 - for example nightclubs, dance halls, sexual entertainment and hostess bars. More information on the scheme is available on the GOV.UK website.

Wet Pub Grant - wet-led pub is defined as a pub that derives less than 50% of its income from sales of food. If you think you might be eligibile please complete our Wet Grant form. Applications must be received before 31.1.2021