Coronavirus (Covid-19) business support grants

Updates

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Addendum) 
  • Additional Restrictions Grant
    • Application window currently open (form available via this link) covers the periods: 5 Nov to 1 Dec 2020 (second national lockdown); 2 Dec to 18 Dec (Tier 2 local restrictions); and 19 Dec to 4 Jan 2021 (Tier 3/4 local restrictions).
    • The next application window will cover the months of January (5 to 31), February and March 2021 and will be opening soon.
    • Applications already submitted are being assessed and applicants will be contacted if further information or evidence is required. Payments are also being made to those whose applications have been successful.
    • If you have been asked for further supporting information or evidence please provide this as quickly as possible, as we will not be able to determine whether a grant is payable until after it is received. 
  • Restart Grant scheme
    • This new scheme will replace the Local Restrictions Support Grant from 1 April 2021. It will provide one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises for non-essential retail businesses and up to £18,000 per premises for hospitality, leisure, accommodation, gym & sports and personal care businesses.
    • Payment amounts are based upon the rateable value of occupied premises and are as follows: 
      • For non-essential retail businesses
        • £2,667 for premises with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under
        • £4,000 for premises with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000
        • £6,000 for premises with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over
      • For hospitality, leisure, accommodation, gym & sports and personal care businesses
        • £8,000 for premises with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under
        • £12,000 for premises with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000
        • £18,000 for premises with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over
    • The online application form will be available by close of play Tuesday 13 April and payments will be made from Friday 16 April.

The Council continues to administer the goverment funded Coronavirus related business support grants that are available during national lockdowns and periods of local restrictions. Please see the table below for more details.

We appreciate the difficult situation that many Gosport businesses face as a result of the pandemic and are working hard implementing the various schemes and making payments as quickly as we can. Please be patient, as we are processing a large number of applications and responding to a high volume of related enquiries. 

Restriction periodGrant availableWho is it for?
1 April 2021 onwardsRestart GrantBusinesses that are predomintly reliant on delivering in-person services to the general public i.e. non-essential retail plus hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym/sports related (application form available by COP 13 April and payments will be made from 16 April onwards).
5 Jan 2021 onwards (National Lockdown 3)LRSG (Closed Addendum) January and Closed Businesses Lockdown PaymentAll businesses mandated to close in lockdown (applications closed 31 Mar 2021n.b. the LRSG (Closed Addendum) payment for the period 16 Feb to 31 Mar can still be claimed by those businesses that are eligible.  
5 Jan 2021 onwards (National Lockdown 3)Additional Restrictions GrantBusinesses severely impacted by lockdown including home-based, regular market traders and taxi-drivers (application window opens soon).
19 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 (Tier 4)LRSG (Closed Addendum) Tier 4All businesses mandated to close in Tier 4 (applications closed 31 Mar 2021).
19 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021 (Tier 4)Additional Restrictions GrantBusinesses severely impacted by Tier 4 restrictions including home-based, regular market traders and taxi-drivers (application window open).
2 - 29 Dec 2020 (Tier 2 and 4)Christmas Support Payment for Wet-Led PubsWet-Led Pubs (applications closed 28 Feb 2021).
2 - 18 Dec 2020 (Tier 2)LRSG (Sector)Nightclubs and other venues mandated to close (applications closed 31 Mar 2021).
2 - 18 Dec 2020 (Tier 2)LRSG (Closed)Businesses mandated to close i.e. wet-led pubs (applications closed 31 Mar 2021).
2 - 18 Dec 2020 (Tier 2)LRSG (Open)Hospitality and leisure businesses severely impacted by Tier 2 restrictions (applications closed 31 Mar 2021).
2 - 18 Dec 2020 (Tier 2)Additional Restrictions GrantBusinesses severely impacted by Tier 2 restrictions including home-based, regular market traders and taxi-drivers (application window open).
5 Nov to 1 Dec 2020 (National Lockdown 2)LRSG (Closed Addendum)All businesses mandated to close in lockdown (applications closed 31 Mar 2021).
5 Nov to 1 Dec 2020 (National Lockdown 2)Additional Restrictions GrantBusinesses severely impacted by lockdown including home-based, regular market traders and taxi-drivers (application window open).
1 Nov to 4 Nov 2020 (Tier 1)LRSG (Sector)Nightclubs and other venues mandated to close (applications closed 31 Mar 2021).

 


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Addendum) January and Closed Business Lockdown Payment

5th January 2021

Grants are available to businesses required by law to close as a result of the National Lockdown from 5th January 2021


Additional Restrictions Grant 

From 5th November 2020

For local businesses that are not eligible to receive support through the LRSG Closed Addendum, Closed, Open and Sector funds but that have either been required to close by law or have been severely impacted by the range of restrictions imposed by government since 5 November 2020.) and have ongoing fixed property-related costs.

Find out more and apply for Additional Restrictions Grant


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) (Addendum)

5 November to 1 December

Grants are available to businesses forced 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.

Eligible businesses can still claim/apply for this grant for the period if they have not already done so

Find out more and apply for Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) (Addendum)



Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs (CSP) 

2 to 29 December

Grants are available to pubs that derive less than 50% of their income from food sales and meet the scheme criteria.     ***Applications are now closed***


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)

3 December to 18 December 2020

For periods of local restrictions (Tier 2 and Tier 3). Grants are available to businesses required by law to close


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)

3 December to 18 December 2020

Periods of local restrictions (Tier 2 and Tier 3). Grants for businesses which have not had to close but are severely impacted as a result of the local tier 2 and tier 3 restrictions.

Eligible businesses must operate in the sectors of hospitality, hotel, bed and breakfast or leisure.


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Tier 4

19 December 2020 to 4th January 2021

Grants are available to businesses required by law to close as a result of the tier four restrictions that were introduced on 19 December 2020.   Businesses that are closed and  have received a Tier 4 Closed payment do not need to complete a new application for the national lockdown from 5th Janaury 2021, a further payment will be made, but you MUST tell us if your circumstances change and you are no longer eligible for grant funding

 


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector) 

Businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions introduced in March 2020 - nightclubs, dance halls, discotheques, sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars


The Business Grants and Support section also has information about the other financial assistance and support available to local businesses.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) grant phishing email

There are currently e-mails in circulation claiming to be from from councils stating the grant payment will not be processed until the ratepayer clicks on a link in the e-mail to authorise the payment.   Gosport Borough Council will NOT send an e-mail asking any ratepayer to do this.  You can report suspicious e-mails here.

It has also come to our attention that there are firms offering to claim the grants for ratepayers for a fee. This is not necessary, you do not need to pay someone to do this for you.  Please contact us first before entering into a contract.

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