COVID-19: Business Grants

For information about national lockdown support, please bookmark this page and check back regularly for updates.


Update: 15 January 2021

Mendip District Council has just received notice of the Extended Technical Guidance for Local Authorities, which is circulated in addition to published guidance.  We are currently working through this and the rated scheme will go live next week.  We have put further information on the page below, so you can work out your grant entitlement based on your rateable value. 

Please bear with us as we are now working through multiple schemes with different dates and calculations for you.  We also have a streamlined process in place for those who applied and have already been paid for the November Lockdown Grants.


Coming Soon - National Lockdown Grants (Jan-Feb)

Mendip District entered Tier 4 on 31 December 2020 and went into National Lockdown on 5 January 2021.

Businesses who were legally ordered to close will be eligible for new national lockdown funds, both for the 5 days spent in Tier 4 and the 42 day period from 5 January to 15 February 2021.

Some sectors are also eligible for a one-off top-up payment called the Closed Business Lockdown Payment.

Further information - full application coming soon.


Additional Restrictions Grant

Update: 15 Jan 2021

Local Authorities have been provided with discretionary funds to provide further support to businesses.  The first grant funding round closed on 18 December 2020. 

Final grant awards for the first funding round will be completed in January.  The first funding round is currently being evaluated and a revised scheme and application process will re-open very shortly.


Local Restrictions Support Grants & Christmas Support for Wet-Led Pubs - December period only

Update: 15 Jan 2021: 

Please note, if you have applied but not received your grant yet for the LRSG or wet-led scheme in December, you will be paid or contacted shortly.  We are currently working on multiple grant schemes with different rules and timings, but we expect to resolve outstanding applications as soon as possible.

Grants for hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses are now available for the periods relating 2 December to 30 December 2020, while Mendip District was in Tiers 2 & 3. 

A single application may now be completed by business ratepayers, whether your business was legally ordered to close or you were open but severely impacted.  A separate application is also available for non-business rate payers in these sectors.

Check eligibility and apply now


Local Restrictions Support Grant - November only

Update 15 Jan 2021:

The grant scheme for the second period of National Lockdown: 5 November to 2 December 2020 is still available to those who are eligible and have not yet made their claim. 

Please note that we expect to receive notification from Government that this scheme will close to new applicants shortly.  Applications received before any confirmed deadline will still be eligible for processing.

Check eligibility and apply now