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Business Support Grants - 2021 National Lockdown

We are now paying out grants to many Craven businesses affected by the 2021 National Lockdown.

National Lockdown - Local Restriction Support Grants

Update 24 February

The second tranche of the January lockdown payment will cover the 44 days from 16th February to 31st March inclusive. Where the business has already received the payment for the period from 5th January there is no need to re-apply and payment will be made on 26th February.

If the business has not already received a grant we will need an application – as before using the existing form and providing an explanation of the position from 5th Nov will allow us to assess eligibility for all grants.

Payments are as follows:

  • Rateable value up to £15000 - £2096
  • Rateable value £15001 - £50999 - £3143
  • Rateable value £51000 and above - £4714

Scheme closes 31st May – important to note that the scheme for the period up to 15th February closes on 31st March.

Local Restriction Support Grants are available for businesses required to close by the National Lockdown from January 5th, 2021.

We are now making payments to businesses that are eligible for Local Restriction Support Grants and Closed Business Lockdown Payments.

If you have not received a payment and you are in the Ratings List and are required to close due to the January 2021 lockdown, please fill in this form. Please use the text box to explain what’s been happening with your business since November and we’ll assess your eligibility.

Apply for a January 2021 BUSINESS Support Grant

Payments available will be as follows:

LRSG (Closed Addendum) – initial payment to cover 42 days:

  • Rateable value up to £15000        £2001
  • Rateable value £15001 - £50999    £3000
  • Rateable value £51000 and above   £4500

In addition, you will receive a one-off Closed Business Lockdown Payment:

  • Rateable value up to £15000        £4000
  • Rateable value £15001 - £50999    £6000
  • Rateable value £51000 and above   £9000


Payments will be made together. Where we have already paid a lockdown grant for November there is no need to re-apply, but you must let us know if you are not eligible. 

Both schemes close on 31st March, all payments to be made by 30th April.

National Lockdown - Additional Restrictions Grant

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

If you received a discretionary grant in the November 2020 national lockdown, we will contact you regarding a grant for the January 2021 national lockdown.

There is also a form available for any businesses that did not apply for previous grants, but may be eligible.

This form is available here: Additional Restrictions Grants - 2021 National Lockdown

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 1st December.  

The scheme is available for businesses that are instructed to close but are not in the Ratings List. Examples include some B&Bs, businesses in shared spaces, market traders and businesses without premises (mobile / 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 / sales compared to a similar period immediately prior to the restrictions coming into place.