COVID-19: Business Grants

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

Local Restrictions Support Grant

Grants are available to businesses that are legally obliged to close as a result of the national restrictions.

Businesses that would have closed but have chosen to change their business to provide takeaway, click and collect or online with delivery services will be counted as closed.

Find out more and apply.

Additional Restrictions Support Grant - not yet open

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) is a discretionary grant scheme to help those businesses who are not legally obliged to close but who may have been severely impacted by the lockdown.

We are currently reviewing the government guidance setting out the support available through the Additional Restrictions Grant. We will update this page shortly with further information on eligibility and how to apply.

Please note that the Business Rates team is not handling discretionary grant (ARG) enquiries. 

There will be a separate application process and team handling ARG grants via  Please note that we are unable to respond directly on the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) until the grant fund opens to all, so please check back regularly for updates.