Coronavirus (Covid-19) business support grants

We appreciate the difficult situation many Gosport businesses are in and are working hard to get the various grant schemes out to businesses as quickly and diligently as we can. We are currently working through a large volume of applications.

Coming soon: new lockdown grants

We are awaiting details of the grants of up to £9,000 for businesses forced to close by the lockdown that were announced on 5 January 2021

Businesses that have applied for Tier 4 grants do not need to reapply for a new LRSG (Closed)(National) Grant for the National Lockdown period from 5th January 2021, payments will be made automatically for the six week period to 15th February 2021.  However you must tell us if your circumstances change and you are no longer eligible for the grant funding.

The government has announced the following national grant schemes to support businesses affected by any periods of national lockdown, or Tier 2, Tier 3 or Tier 4 local restrictions: 


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)


Additional Restrictions Grant 

5 November to 2 December

For periods of national lockdowns aimed at businesses that were not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) (Addendum) and has ongoing fixed property-related costs.   The application window for these grants closes on 8th January 2021.

Further funding application windows will be opening soon to enable you to apply for further support for the local and national restriction periods that have been in place since 5 November 2020.


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.

Find out more and apply for Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs (CSP)


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

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


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.

Find out more and apply for Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)


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

 Find out more and apply for Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) Tier 4


Additional Restrictions Grant - Tier 4

Application form will be available soon


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

Find out more and apply for Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector) 


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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