Local restrictions have been imposed by government and a significant number of businesses have been required to close to manage the spread of coronavirus.
Guidance for local restrictions published on GOV.UK clearly sets out which businesses and venues have been required by law to close and which may remain open.
Those eligible for grants will be businesses that have been offering direct, in-person services but are unable to continue with their main service following the commencement of local restrictions.
Businesses that would have closed but have chosen to change their business to provide takeaway, click and collect or online with delivery services will be counted as closed.
One-off national lockdown top-up grants
Businesses that qualify for local restrictions support grants for the current national lockdown (from 26 December) or the November 2020 lockdown (5 November to 2 December 2020) are now being automatically issued with top-up grants of up to £9,000. Businesses do not need to apply for these grants.
If you have been forced to close your business during national lockdowns but have not yet applied for a grant, please complete the relevant form below.
Local restrictions support grant (national restrictions)
Grants are available to businesses forced to close as a result of the national restrictions.
5 November to 2 December 2020
From 26 December 2020
Businesses that received a payment from the above local restrictions support grant (5 November to 2 December) do not need to reapply.
Local restrictions support grant (tier two restrictions)
Closed business - 3 December to 25 December 2020
Grants are available to businesses required by law to close as a result of the tier two restrictions.
Open business - 3 December to 25 December 2020
Grants for businesses which have not had to close but are financially severely impacted as a result of the local tier two restrictions.
Eligible businesses must operate in the sectors of hospitality, hotel, bed and breakfast or leisure.