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Covid 19 Business Grants

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

Local Restrictions Support Grants  (Open and Closed businesses) This scheme closed on the 31 March 2021

Additional Restrictions Grants  We are currently awarding grants up to 4 May 2021 and FINAL pyments will be made as soon as possible.  New applications for the current scheme will be accepted until 30 April.  We will be reiewing our policy after the 4 May 2021 and will write to businesses again to confirm details.

Closed Business Lockdown Payment  This scheme closed on the 31 March 2021

Essex Business Support Grants

                     Applications for the above grants can all be made via the National, Local and Additional Restrictions Grants application form.


Licensed Taxi Drivers - Apply

Essex Business Adaptation Grants  - Apply

Business Rates Retail Discount

Restart Grants   - Apply This scheme closes on 30 June 2021


If you have already received a Local Restrictions Grant (open or closed) payment for any period from 17 October 2020 you do not need to apply again.

We will be in contact with you automatically if we need any further information or we will arrange payment of the applicable grant as any further periods of local restrictions are applied.

We will process all applications as quickly as we are able to.   We are awaiting for some information about the grants recently announced and as you might expect, there is a huge demand on our services at this time and your patience is appreciated.


Additional Restrictions Grant - Licenced Taxi and Private Hire Drivers

A one off grant of £400 is available to support Taxi and private hire drivers who hold a current Licence issued by Maldon District Council.

Taxi and Private hire drivers who live in the District but who are licensed by another Authority but are ineligible for any other Covid grant schemes may also qualify.

Apply here 


Additional Restrictions Grant - Businesses not eligible under other schemes

Grants for other businesses  that were/were not required to close but have been severely impacted as a result of the higher level of restrictions (Tier 2 and above) that have ongoing business costs are available.

Apply here (selecting the (LRSG) open/closed business option, as appropriate)


Essex Business Support Grants

Essex County Council has allocated additional Funding for business support Grants to other businesses in Essex that were/were not required to close but have been severely impacted as a result of the higher level of restrictions AND are ineligible for support under other National/Local Grant Schemes.  This funding will be administered through the Additional Restriction Grant policy/application arrangements.

Apply here (selecting the (LRSG) open/closed business option, as appropriate)


Closed Business Lockdown Grant

These grants are to support businesses that are in the rating list for Business Rates and have a rateable value and who were required to close from 5 January 2021.

  • This is a 42 day award period - grant amounts are shown in the table below.

Table of Business Rateable Values - Closed Business Lockdown Grants

Business rateable value

Grant amount

Up to £15,000

£4000

From £15,001 to £50,999

£6000

From £51,000 and above

£9000

You only need to make a new application if you have not received a grant for any period since 17 October 2020.


Local Restrictions Grant (Open/Closed) - for rated businesses whose trade has been severely impacted by restrictions or who have been required to close

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

You do not need to reapply if you have previously made an application. You do need to let us know if there has been a change in circumstances


Local Restrictions Grant (Open) - for businesses NOT legally required to close

This grant is prioritised for supporting businesses in the hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure sectors.

Examples of hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses (these are not definitive)

Cafes, restaurants, pubs, takeaways

Leisure centres, gyms, pools, golf courses,

Play centres, art galleries, museums,

Personal care facilities such as hair, tanning and nail salons, tattoo and massage parlours.

In order to be eligible your business must:

  • occupy a property which is in the rating list for business rates at the qualifying date and have a business rates account;
  • not have been legally required to close but have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions

Apply here

  • - grant amounts are shown in the tables below are fixed

Local Restrictions Grant (Open) - for businesses NOT legally required to close from 16 December 2020 to 19 December 2020

Table of Business Rateable Values - Local Restrictions Grant Open

Business rateable value

Grant amount

Up to £15,000

£134

From £15,001 to £50,999

£200

From £51,000 and above

£300

Local Restrictions Grant (Open) - for businesses NOT legally required to close from 2 December 2020 to 15 December 2020

Table of Business Rateable Values - Local Restrictions Grant Open

Business rateable value

Grant amount

Up to £15,000

£467

From £15,001 to £50,999

£700

From £51,000 and above

£1050

Local Restrictions Grant (Open) - for businesses NOT legally required to close between 17 October and 4 November 2020

Table of Business Rateable Values - Local Restrictions Grant Open

Business rateable value

28 day award amount

19 day pro-rata award amount

Up to £15,000

£934

£634

From £15,001 to £50,999

£1400

£950

From £51,000 and above

£2100

£1425


Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close

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

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 05 November 2020 to 02 December 2020 (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)

Apply here

  • Businesses will have to make an application, provide satisfactory evidence and satisfy state aid/subsidy rules.  Any grant award received is subject to HMRC tax conditions.

    The grant amounts shown in the following tables are fixed.

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

Table of Business Rateable Values - Local Restrictions Grant Closed

Business rateable value

Grant amount

Up to £15,000

£1334

From £15,001 to £50,999

£2000

From £51,000 and above

£3000

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

Table of Business Rateable Values - Local Restrictions Grant Closed

Business rateable value

Grant amount

Up to £15,000

£191

From £15,001 to £50,999

£286

From £51,000 and above

£429

Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) - for businesses legally required to close from 16 February 2020 to 31 March 2021 

Table of Business Rateable Values - Local Restrictions Grant Closed

Business rateable value

Grant amount

Up to £15,000

£2096

From £15,001 to £50,999

£3143

From £51,000 and above

£4714


Business Adaptation Grant

Further information about support available to fund adaptations to assist business activity during higher levels of Local restriction


Restart Grant


The Government will provide ‘Restart Grants’ in England of up to £6,000 per premises for non-essential retail businesses and up to £18,000 per premises for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses, giving them the cash certainty, they need to plan ahead and safely relaunch trading over the coming months. The Government is also providing all local authorities in England with an additional £425 million of discretionary business grant funding, on top of the £1.6 billion already allocated. Altogether, this support will cost £5 billion. The Council has reviewed guidance from Government and we are now inviting businesses to apply. 

Apply online

 


Business Rate Retail Discount

The Government has provided for an extension to the retail discount scheme for 2021 onwards.  Revised bills will be sent to eligible businesses as soon as possible.


 

Closed Grant Schemes

 

Christmas Support Payment for Wet led pubs - This £1000 one off grant scheme for pubs that generate less than 50% of their income from food sales has now closed..

 

Small Business Grants and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants - Applications can no longer be accepted as all of the schemes are now closed.

  • Our third discretionary grant application window closed on Sunday 9th August. 
  • The first application period closed at midnight on 19 June 2020 and
  • The second application period closed at midnight on 8 July 2020.

 

All policies are available to download here.

Further information about business rates and business rate relief.