The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG (Open)) supports businesses that have been severely impacted due to temporary local restrictions.
Businesses that have not had to close but which have been severely impacted due to local restrictions (Local COVID alert levels: High or Very High) may be eligible for LRSG (Open).
Eligible businesses may be entitled to a cash grant from their local council for each 28-day period under local restrictions.
Local councils have the discretion to provide grant funding for businesses under this scheme.
They will use their discretion in identifying the right businesses to receive this funding, based on their application process.
Your business may be eligible if it:
- is based in England
- is in an area subject to ‘High’ or ‘Very High’ local restrictions since 1 August 2020 and has been severely impacted because of the local restrictions
- was established before the introduction of Local COVID alert level: High restrictions
- has not had to close but has been impacted by local restrictions
Local councils have the freedom to determine the precise eligibility criteria for these grants.
However, we expect the funding to be targeted at hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure businesses.
The grant will be based on the rateable value of the property on the date of the start of the local restrictions.
We anticipate local councils will provide funding under the following tiers unless there is a local need to deviate.
If your business has a property with a rateable value of £15,000 or less, you may be eligible for a cash grant of up to £934 for each 28-day period.
If your business has a property with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000, you may be eligible for a cash grant of up to £1,400 for each 28-day period.
If your business has a property with a rateable value of £51,000 or above, you may be eligible for a cash grant of up to £2,100 for each 28-day period.
Find your local council’s website here.