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Business Grants

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.

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.

The help that is available...

Localised Restrictions Grant (Open/Closed) - for businesses severely impacted/legally required to close from 16 December 2020 to 19 December (T3) and 20 December to 4 January 2021 (T4) and 5 January 2021 (T4)

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.

Businesses required to close from 19 December/5 January

You do not need to reapply if you were required to close during national lockdown, have been required to close again and had previously made an application.  You do need to let us know if there has been a change in circumstances

Businesses not required to close from 16 December but severely impacted by move to higher Tier (mainly hospitality, leisure and accommodation sector businesses)

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

We are awaiting some further information but will share further information on amounts of the grants as soon as we are able to.

 

Additional Restrictions Grant - Licenced Taxi and Private Hire Drivers

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

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 property costs are available.

 

Apply here (selecting the LRSG open/closed 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.

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.

 

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

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.

Period of entitlement to claim is from 2 December 2020.

In order to be eligible your business must:

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

    Applications for a Local Restrictions Grant (Open )

    If you have not yet made an application for a Local Restrictions Grant (open), see:

Apply here

  • This is a 14 day award period - grant amounts are shown in the table below.

Business rateable value

Grant amount

Up to £15,000

£467

From £15,001 to £50,999

£700

From £51,000 and above

£1050

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

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

Period of entitlement to claim is from 17 October 2020 to 4 November 2020.

In order to be eligible your business must:

  • occupy a property which is in the rating list for business rates and have a business rates account;
  • not have been legally required to close but have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions between the period of 17 October 2020 to 04 November 2020.

    Applications for a Local Restrictions Grant (Open / Tier 2)

Apply here

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

This is a 19 day award period and grants will be paid pro-rata. The grant amounts shown in the following table are fixed.

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


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

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.

Period of entitlement to claim is from 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020.

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 rules.  Any grant award received is subject to HMRC tax conditions.

    The grant amounts shown in the following table are fixed.

Business rateable value

Grant amount

Up to £15,000

£1334

From £15,001 to £50,999

£2000

From £51,000 and above

£3000

 


 

Business Adaptation Grant

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

 

Additional Restrictions Grant

for other businesses  that were/were not required to close but have been severely impacted as a result of the National Lockdown (we are prioritising applications from  the leisure, hospitality, accommodation and events sectors and those in their supply chain), that have ongoing property costs

To make an application please complete this form by following the 'sign up now' process

 

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..

 

Applications for Small Business Grants and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants 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.