Available grants for East Hampshire businesses

Wednesday, 23 December, 2020

Committed to supporting local businesses deal with the impact of coronavirus, East Hampshire District Council continues to provide financial support through a series of grants.

Full details on a range of support packages can be found on our business support webpage, but key grants include:

Local restrictions support grant (tier two) for closed businesses

Grants are available to businesses required by law to close as a result of the tier two restrictions that were introduced on 2 December 2020.

Local restrictions support grant - tier two (open business)

Grants for businesses which have not had to close but are financially severely impacted as a result of the local tier two restrictions from 2 December 2020. Eligible businesses must operate in the sectors of hospitality, hotel, bed and breakfast or leisure.

Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs - from 2 December to 29 December 2020

Grants are available to pubs that derive less than 50% of their income from food sales and meet the scheme criteria.

Local restrictions support grant – from 5 November to 2 December 2020

Grants are available to businesses forced to close in November as a result of national coronavirus restrictions. This scheme is still open to new applicants.

Throughout coronavirus restrictions, East Hampshire District Council has comprehensively helped businesses adapt to these difficult conditions. In the November lockdown, the council has successfully provided so far 552 grants totalling £878,252 of support, and £109,868 of funding through the Additional Restrictions Grant for closed businesses that do not directly pay business rates as well as open businesses adversely impacted by the last lockdown.

All grants can be accessed – and applied for – by visiting our Business Support webpage.