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Business Support Grants - December 2020 (Tier 2 grants)

The Government set up a number of grant schemes for businesses affected by Tier 2 restrictions in December 2020.

Tier 2 Payments Update - January 7th, 2021

Tier 2 Grants are paid roughly every two weeks. However if you have already applied for a Tier 2 Grant you do not need to apply again for the second payment. The second payment will be made automatically and we hope to make this payment by January 14th.

Please only apply with the form at the bottom of this page if you have not already made a Tier 2 application. 

Please note - for payments made after January 8th, the payment will be for one amount covering 29 days. 


Tier 2 Grants

Craven was placed in Tier 2 from 2nd December up until 30th December. As with the national restrictions there are grants available for both open and closed businesses, although the businesses eligible for each scheme will differ depending on what restrictions apply to each tier for the time frame in question.

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) is aimed in the main at the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors and the Council intends to prioritise these businesses. However, awards to businesses outside of these sectors are not ruled out.

LRSG (Open) - Tier 2 Restrictions – businesses to be supported

The LRSG (Open) is intended primarily at the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors. The Council has limited funding to exercise some discretion and has chosen to focus on businesses in the supply chain to these sectors. To qualify for a grant the business must still be OPEN and fall into one of the categories listed below. As a general rule the business will have an entry in the Rating List, although some B & B’s and supply chain businesses might fall outside of business rates.

Qualifying hereditaments are those that are being used wholly or mainly for the provision of sport, leisure and facilities to visiting members of the public (including for the viewing of such activities) and include the following (list not exhaustive):

  • Hotels, Guest and Boarding Houses
  • Holiday lets
  • Caravan parks and sites
  • Sports grounds and clubs
  • Museums, theatres & art galleries
  • Sport and leisure facilities
  • Stately homes and historic houses
  • Tourist attractions
  • Gyms, wellness centres, spas, massage parlours
  • Casinos, gambling clubs and bingo halls
  • Public halls
  • Clubhouses, clubs and institutions

 

 

Rateable value of premises   

Grant payment per 14 days

 

£15,000 or under    

£467

 

£15,001 to £50,999                      

£700

 

£51,000 or above 

£1050

If the business does not a rateable value it will be treated as if it is the RV of £15000 and under group.

LRGS (Closed) – Tier 2 Restrictions

Pubs that are closed because they do not serve food are eligible for a grant under the LRGS (Closed) scheme (from 2nd Dec onwards). ‘Wet-led’ pubs are defined as those which derive under 50% of their income from food sales.

This scheme is for pubs / bars that do not serve substantial meals and must therefore remain closed from 2nd December 2020 onwards due to the local restriction level in North Yorkshire area being Tier 2 (very high). The business must be assessed for Non-Domestic Rates (business rates) purposes.

Rateable value of premises   

Grant payment per 14 days

£15,000 or under    

£667

£15,001 to £50,999                      

£1,000

£51,000 or above 

£1,500

Christmas Support Payment

In addition, there is a one off Christmas grant of £1000 for ‘wet-led’ pubs. This can apply to pubs that are both open and closed. The payment is in addition to LRGS (open / closed) grants

Apply for a Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs

LRGS (sector)

Nightclubs that are mandated to close will receive a grant under the LRGS (Sector) scheme.

Rateable value of premises   

Grant payment per 14 days

£15,000 or under    

£667

£15,001 to £50,999                      

£1,000

£51,000 or above 

£1,500


Before you start

You will need:

  • Your most recent bank statement for the business
  • If different from the business account, a bank statement for the account you have requested any grant award is to be paid into

Please note, this form is currently available for people applying for a Tier 2 Business Support Grant for businesses affected by the Tier 2 restrictions in December 2020. If you have already applied for a Tier 2 grant then you do not need to apply again. 

Please do not use the form on this page to apply for Tier 3 or National Lockdown (January 2021) grants as we cannot currently accept these applications. If you have applied for a Tier 2 grant or a National Lockdown (November 2020) grant then we will contact you regarding Tier 3 and National Lockdown (January 2021) payments.

Apply for a TIER 2 BUSINESS Support Grant