You might be able to get this grant if your business has been negatively affected by coronavirus.

Your local council will decide if you are eligible and how much you can get. Examples of what makes your business eligible could include:

- you do not pay business rates and your business was closed by law
- you supply an industry that had to close because of coronavirus, for example the retail, hospitality or leisure sector
- your business is in the events sector

The Additional Restrictions Grant ends on 31 March 2022.

Find out more about the coronavirus Additional Restrictions Grant. You’ll need to apply through your local council.

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides local councils with grant funding to support businesses that are severely impacted by restrictions, and that may or may not be in the business rates system.

Local councils can determine which businesses to support and determine the amount of funding provided from the ARG scheme.



Local councils have the freedom to determine the eligibility criteria for these grants. However, we expect the funding to help businesses that are severely impacted by the restrictions.

This could include:

Businesses excluded from the fund

You cannot get funding if:

You must notify your local council if your situation changes and you no longer meet the eligibility criteria, for example, if you become insolvent.


Subsidy allowance

The new domestic subsidy allowance for the COVID-19 business support grants took effect on 4 March 2021. Applications made prior to that date are subject to the previous rules.

This scheme is covered by 3 subsidy allowances:

Grants under these 3 allowances can be combined for a potential total allowance of up to £10,935,000 (subject to exchange rates).


Recently Announced Hospitality Grants


The government is introducing a new grant scheme to support businesses that are experiencing difficulties because of the Omicron variant, and the dual impact of staff absences and lower consumer demand


Hospitality (defined as accommodation, food & beverage services) and leisure premises will benefit from targeted grant support. The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) will also be topped up so local authorities (LAs) can continue to use their discretion to support other businesses in their area, based on local economic need.


Recipients must be solvent businesses, and ratepayers in the hospitality and leisure sector. For example, a pub; hotel; restaurant; bar; cinema; or amusement park.


Grants are per premises and the amount paid is varied by rateable value (RV) of each eligible premises, in three bands: £0-15k; £15-51k; and over £51k. Rateable Value £0-15k £15-51k >£51k Value of grant available £2.7k £4k £6k 


Rateable Value - £0-15k - £2,700 grant available

Rateable Value - £15-51k  - £4,000 grant available

Rateable Value - Above £51k  - £6,000 grant available



How to apply

Visit your local council’s website to find out how to apply.

The team are here to help. Please use the contact form, leave a voicemail message on 01293 305965 or send an email to with your name, contact details, postcode and support request.

Nasser Elaheebocus

Growth Relationship Associate

Ryan Davies

Growth Hub Team Leader

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

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