National Lockdown Grants

November and Jan-Mid Feb grants - applications closed 31 March 2021. Grant payment covering 16 February to 31 March 2021: (Applications close 30 June 2021)

The Local Restrictions Support Grant is a mandatory grant for rated businesses only, that have been legally ordered to close their premises. 

Which businesses are eligible?

All businesses required to close as part of measures introduced for national lockdown are eligible for this scheme. The same businesses that are eligible for the LRSG (Closed) Addendum: 5 January onwards scheme are eligible for CBLP

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Table of Payments: For rated premises legally obliged to close

Rateable Value

National Restrictions  Support Grant (NRSG)

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Tier 4)

Closed Business Lockdown Payment (one-off top up)

National Restrictions  Support Grant (NRSG)

National Restrictions  Support Grant (NRSG)


5 Nov - 1 Dec 2020

31 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021


5 Jan - 15 Feb 2021

16 Feb - 31 Mar 2021

£15,000 or less







£15,001 - £50,999






£51,000 or over







Only rated businesses legally required to close as part of measures introduced initially for the period 31 December to 4 January, and then again with the national lockdown commencing 5 January are eligible to receive this funding. Therefore, the following businesses are excluded:

  • Businesses that are able to conduct their main service because they do not depend on providing direct in-person services from premises and can operate their services effectively remotely (e.g. accountants, solicitors) are excluded.
  • Businesses in areas outside the scope of the national restrictions, as defined by Government, are also excluded.
  • Businesses that have chosen to close but not been required to will not be eligible for this grant.
  • Businesses which have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of state aid permitted under the de minimis and the COVID-19 temporary state aid framework

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Preventing fraud

The government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud - and any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error.

Eligibility & How to Apply

You must have your business rates number / rateable value and your bank details to hand before applying.  Please refer to the FAQs below if you don't have a business rates number.

Apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant

Please see frequently asked questions about the local restrictions support grant.