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Additional Restrictions Grants - 2021 National Lockdown

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) is a discretionary fund provided to Councils to allow them to support local businesses.

If you have already received a discretionary grant for the November 2020 or January 2021 national lockdowns you do not need to re-apply for any future period for which an ARG might be payable. We will contact you if we need any further information

The Additional Restrictions Grant scheme is intended to cover the whole period up to March 2022. This means that the scheme is likely to evolve over time, and will be delivered in phases. The scheme was approved by the Council’s Policy Committee on 1 December.  

The scheme is available for businesses that are instructed to close but are not in the Ratings List. Examples include some bed and breakfasts, businesses in shared spaces, market traders and businesses without premises (mobile or home-based). The awards will reflect the payments detailed in the government’s LRSG scheme. Businesses without an entry in the Ratings List can expect to be treated as if they are in the Rateable Value of £15,000 or lower group.

Market traders can only expect to receive the amount detailed above if they trade in Craven for 4 days or more per week. Payments will be made on a pro-rata basis for fewer days.

The scheme is also available for businesses that were not mandated to close but are severely impacted by the restrictions. Businesses will be expected to show that they have been significantly financially impacted a result of the restrictions. For the purposes of the scheme the Council considers ‘significantly financially impacted’ to mean at least 50% reduction in income or sales compared to a similar period immediately prior to the restrictions coming into place.

Apply online for the Additional Restrictions Grant

Download the Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) scheme document (PDF)