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Additional Restrictions Grants April 2021

A grant for businesses classed as non-essential retail, and those in the sports, leisure, hospitality, accommodation and personal care sectors.

This scheme is now closed for new applications

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme covers the period from April 1st, 2021. This is not a replacement for lost earnings or income – it is a grant to help with the fixed costs of the business. The awards are defined, one-off awards and the amounts will be detailed within the scheme.

ARG will not be paid if a business is eligible for a grant under the Restart Scheme.

The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Check if you're eligible for a coronavirus Restart Grant

Where one person or company runs more than one business from the same premises, or where their businesses are connected, only one grant will be paid. This means that if a Restart grant has been awarded there will be no eligibility for an ARG for the other business.


The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme is split into two strands:

Strand One

Requires some ‘in-person’ service to be provided and includes non-essential retail, taxi drivers, driving instructors and animal groomers.

Businesses may also be considered for awards under Strand One if the business does not fall into the categories detailed in Strand Two and there is evidence of being adversely affected by on-going restrictions. Examples include wholesalers, breweries and training providers.

Business category Grant amount £
Taxi Drivers with premises in the Rating List £2000
Taxi Drivers without premises in the Rating List £250
Market Traders (non-essential goods) per day licensed in Craven (max 4 days) £250
Driving instructors £500
Other business without premises in the Rating List £500
Businesses with a Rateable Value up to £15000 £2000
Businesses with a Rateable Value between £15001 to £51000 £3000
Businesses with a Rateable Value over £51000 £4000

Strand Two

Hospitality

A hospitality business is a business whose main function is to provide a venue for the consumption and sale of food and drink.

Leisure

A leisure business is a business that provides opportunities, experiences and facilities, in particular for culture, recreation, entertainment, celebratory events and days and nights out

Accommodation

An accommodation business is a business whose main lodging provision is used for holiday, travel and other purposes. Home sharing type arrangements are excluded.

Gym & sports

A gym & sport business is defined as a commercial or non-profit establishment where physical exercise or training is conducted on an individual basis or group basis, using exercise equipment or open floor space with or without instruction, or where individual and group sporting, athletic and physical activities are participated in competitively or recreationally. Home gyms, home exercise studios, home sports courts and home sports grounds are all excluded from the scheme.

Personal care

A personal care business is defined as a business which provides a service, treatment or activity for the purposes of personal beauty, hair, grooming, body care and aesthetics, and wellbeing.

For the purposes of this scheme we consider kennels and catteries to be within Strand Two.

It is recognised that for businesses within this sector ongoing restrictions are likely to have more impact as a result of cleaning routines, social distancing and equipment requirements.

The awards will be as follows:

Business category Grant amount £
Businesses not in the Rating List (other than B&Bs) £2000
Bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation £4000
Rateable Value up to £15000 £4000
Rateable Value £15001 - £51000 £5000
Rateable Value over £51000 £6000

The closing date for this round is 31st May. Funds are limited and the scheme will close before that date if those funds run out.

Download the Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) scheme document - April 2021 (PDF)