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Business support grants

With government announcement throughout the year there are several ways businesses can receive support through grants.

Businesses are able to claim more than one grant from the following, if they fall under the criteria set for each grant.  Check your eligibility for a grant.

Restart Grant (RG)

The Restart Grant scheme is for businesses who occupy commercial premises and who receive a non-domestic rates bill. It is a one-off grant payment. It will replace all existing grants apart from the Additional Restrictions Grant (‘ARG’).

We are working towards setting up our application process and we will update our website as soon as further details are known.

Click here for further details

Additional Restrictions Support Grant (ARG)

This is a discretionary grant, with a limited budget. It is to cover up to the end of 2022. The policy is set by each LA and you can find Nuneaton and Bedworth policy by following the link. Please read the policy to ensure you fall under the criteria before you make your application for this grant.

Local Restrictions Support Grant LRSG)

This is available to businesses that are NOT mandated to close in Tier 3 or in Tier 2, but they have proven to be severely impacted. There are different levels of payment based on the rateable value of the business. It is a payment for every full 14-day period the district remains in the restriction. Please follow the link to read the policy to ensure you read the criteria before you make your application for this grant. 

Christmas Support Payment (CSP Wet-Led Pubs) - Application Closed 28 February 2021

This is a payment for pubs in Tier 3 and Tier 2 restricted area where food is less than 50% of their income. The period runs 2 December 2020 to 29 December 2020. There is a one-off payment of £1000. We will be accepting applications up to and including 28 February 2021. Please follow the link to read the policy to ensure you read the criteria before you make your application for this grant. 

Tier 4

Nuneaton and Bedworth was placed under Tier 4 restrictions from 31 December 2020. For financial assistance under Tier 4, all those who have already applied for support through the existing LRSG and ARG schemes do not need to re-apply. Applications will be assessed against all of the grant schemes in place and appropriate awards made. Should we require further information from you, we will be in contact with you in due course. If you haven't already made an application and believe you may qualify, then please do so using our online application form.

Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment

Businesses who receive a Non-Domestic Rates Bill that are entitled to Local Restriction Support Grant (closed) for the period 5 January to 15 February 2021 will also be entitled to a one off additional Closed Business Lockdown Payment.

This is only for businesses that have been required to close from 5th January 2021 due to the introduction of national restrictions.  This includes non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.

The amount of award will be based on the size of the business premises using the rateable value of the property:

  • properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under will receive £4,000
  • properties with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will receive £6,000
  • properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over will receive £9,000

We have now started to make payments under this scheme.  If you are receiving ongoing grant payments due to your business being mandated to close, you should receive this payment automatically.  If you have been mandated to close but have not yet applied for grant payments then please apply using the link below.

Apply here


Last updated Thursday, 1st April 2021

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