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Additional Restrictions Grant

The application process closed on 30th June 2021.

In light of the delay to moving to Step 4 of the Government’s Roadmap, the Council is targeting further support through the Additional Restrictions Grant for those most impacted by current COVID restrictions. These are companies in the following business sectors or their supply chains:

  • Exhibitions/Events businesses
  • Weddings and Venues that are severely affected by the 4 week delay of the easing of lockdown restrictions (due to end 19th July 2021)
  • Independent Travel Agencies

A Hardship Payment of up to £5k will be provided to companies in these sectors, upon completion of the application form with required supporting information and satisfactory pre-payment checks.

The council's Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) policy is available here.

The aim is to provide appropriate support for the financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22.

Under this scheme, we have received a one-off lump sum payment to fund additional business support in the form of discretionary grants to businesses that don't qualify for help under the LRSG schemes.  We could also use this funding for wider business support activities.

View additional business support guidance information.

Last updated Thursday, 1st July 2021

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