Local Restrictions Support Grant

Local Restrictions Support Grant

Due to the new Government national restrictions, some businesses can apply for a Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) 

This scheme is different from the previous business rates support grant and is NOT linked to eligibility for Small Business Rate Relief or Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief.

The amount of grant funding received is dependent on the rateable value (RV) of your premises:

  • Less than or equal to £15,000 will receive £1,334
  • Over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will receive £2,000
  • Over £51,000 will receive £3,000


Payment of this grant covers a four week period.

A further grant of the same amount can be claimed in the event of the national restrictions being extended by any further 4 week period.


Who can apply for the grant?

You can apply if: 

  • You were open and trading up to 5 November
  • You have been told to close from 5 November until 2 December
  • You depend on providing direct in person services to visiting members of the public
  • You have a business rates account
  • Your business appeared in the rating list on 5 November


Businesses added to the rating list after 5 November and backdated to this date are not eligible to apply for this grant scheme.

The list of business types which must close for this period includes businesses providing non-essential retail; personal care facilities; hospitality venues and leisure/entertainment.

If your businesses is a nightclub, dance hall, discotheque, adult entertainment venue or hostess bar which has been unable to reopen since the first enforced closures in March, please contact us at rates.ddc@daventrydc.gov.uk to discuss your eligibility.

You cannot claim if:

  • The majority of your business remains open. This allows for restaurants/pubs/other businesses which must be closed to public entry (losing the majority of normal trade) to still claim LRSG if a smaller permitted part of the business, such as a take-away, click and collect, or delivery, remains in operation
  • The business was in administration, insolvent or a striking-off notice had been made on or prior to the 5 November 2020
  • You are not required to but have chosen to close.


You must notify the Council if your situation changes and you no longer meet the eligibility criteria.


How to make a claim

Apply for a Local Restrictions Support Grant

You will need the following to complete the form:

  • Your property reference number (this can be found on your business rates bill and is a 12 digit number)
  • Your Business Rates account number (this is a 9-digit number beginning with a 3)
  • Your Company Number/Charity Number/VAT Number or National Insurance Number
  • Proof of Identification - a passport, driving licence or latest set of financial accounts (statement)
  • Your latest full bank statement covering the October 2020 trading period clearly showing the name on the account, your sort code and account number;
  • Your latest 2020 utility bills (gas/electric/water/phone/internet line)
  • A delivery note, purchase order/receipt for October 2020.

 

Every claim will be subject to anti-fraud assessment and account verification. Attempts to fraudulently claim public grant funding will result in funds being recovered and legal action being taken in every instance.


What happens next?

  • We will process your Local Restriction Support Grant claim as quickly as possible
  • If we have any questions about the information you have provided we will contact you by email
  • We will notify you by email of the outcome and if successful we will make the payment by BACS transfer to the account details you have provided.

 

View our list of FAQs for more information about the Local Restrictions Support Grant


Additional Restrictions Grant

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides local councils with grant funding to support:

  • Closed businesses that are not registered for business rates
  • Businesses that do not have to close, but which are severely impacted by the new national restrictions
  • Businesses who have had to close, but whose costs are significantly higher than the grants available for those businesses who have legally had to close and pay business rates.

 

Daventry District Council has received Government guidance on the eligibility criteria of this scheme and we are working to put measures in place to enable the grants to be paid. Please be aware that it could take several weeks until eligible businesses receive any grant funds.

Please keep looking at the Council’s website for further news on the when Additional Restrictions Grant will be available.