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Following the government's announcement on Monday 4 January 2021, you must follow national lockdown guidelines. For more information, visit GOV.UK. For information about changes to our services, visit our coronavirus section.

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Grants for Businesses during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

If you haven’t applied for an Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) for November already, email

You may be eligible for a grant if you've had to close your business, it has been severely impacted by local lockdown restrictions or you've had to make significant changes to it in order to keep trading - for example, providing a takeaway service.

The following two grants schemes are available for businesses:

  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)

You can use our eligibility checker to find out if you qualify for a grant. Alternatively, you can check your eligibility by downloading the criteria for:

Following the government’s announcement on 22 February, we’re able to offer another round of funding through the existing LRSG (Closed) and ARG schemes from the 16 February, 2021 to 31 March, 2021.

If you:

  • applied for the LRSG (Closed) or ARG for January we’ll contact you. You don’t need to apply
  • didn’t apply for the LRSG (Closed) or ARG for January 2021 and you think you’re eligible for either of the schemes from 16 February 2021, you’ll need to contact the Economic Development Team at

For more information about the schemes, you can download guidance for:

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