Support for businesses - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Additional restrictions grant

Please note: The Lichfield District additional restrictions grant scheme is being paused from accepting new applications due to the applications having been received outweighing the limited funding pot available.

Under the additional restrictions grant, we received a one-off lump sum payment of £20 per head of the population as national restrictions were imposed on 5 November and further funding in January 2021.

The Lichfield District allocation will predominantly take the form of direct grant funding to the below eligible businesses. Smaller allocations will be for skills and training support and a start-up grant scheme. Further details on these two elements will be released soon.

Please read all of the following information carefully for the direct grant funding before submitting a form.

If you have any questions, please email us.

Additional restrictions grant, phase one

You may be able to claim an additional restrictions grant from us if you are a Lichfield District micro or small business that meets the following criteria:

  • Being one of the following business types:
    • Businesses involved in the direct supply chain for businesses/sectors which have had to close due to local or national restrictions, able to show trade with closed businesses is a significant proportion of their income.
    • Businesses trading from a commercial premises which is a local franchise and the parent company has previously received a coronavirus grant.
    • Businesses involved in the events, arts or entertainment sectors.
    • Businesses involved in the rural/agriculture sector.
    • Home based businesses that are the only source of employment and business income.
  • The following criteria must also be met to be eligible for a grant:
    • Businesses must have been trading the day before the national restrictions came into force on 4 November 2020.
    • Companies must not be in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been given.
    • Companies must have seen a loss of income of more than 25%, compared to the same period last year.  
    • Businesses that haven’t received support from the local restrictions support grant.

How much you can receive

Eligible businesses will be entitled to receive a one-off grant of £7,500 per business and not per property.

To complete this form, you will need to:

  • Supply bank statements from 1 September 2020 to 30 November 2020, compared with 1 September 2019 to 30 November 2019, showing an impact on your income.
    • If you are unable to provide or unable to present the impact of the coronavirus pandemic upon their business within these requested months, the business must provide bank statements from 2020, whereby a comparison of none lockdown and lockdown months shall be undertaken to provide evidence of an income loss above 25%:
      • None lockdown months
        • January and February 2020
        • September 2020
      • Lockdown months
        • April and May 2020
        • November 2020
    • or last year’s annual accounts in comparison to the current year’s management accounts and profit and loss statement to show a 25% loss in trade.
  • Provide evidence (qualitatively) of how the local and national restrictions and the pandemic have impacted upon their income and business operation.
  • Outline what other government support they have received (e.g. small business grant, extended retail grant, self-employment Income support scheme, bounce back loan, local restrictions support grant etc.)
  • Home based businesses to highlight if they receive any benefits (such as universal credit).
  • Supply at least one of the following references: business rates account number, company registration number, VAT registration number, charity registration number, unique tax reference/partnership number or national insurance number.

Additional restrictions grant, phase two

You may be able to claim if you are a:

  • members' club
  • hospitality and/or leisure businesses with a rateable value greater than £51,001

Members' clubs

Eligible members' clubs will be entitled to receive a one-off grant of £1,000 per club.

You may be able to claim an additional restrictions grant from us if you are a Lichfield District members' club, who meets the following criteria:

  • A members' club who pays business rates, utilities, licences etc. who is ineligible for the ‘wet-led’ grant
  • Businesses must have been trading the day before the national restrictions came into force on 4 November 2020.
  • Companies must not be in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been given.
  • Companies must have seen a loss of income of more than 25%, compared to the same period last year.

To complete this form, you will need to:

  • Supply bank statements from 1 September 2020 to 30 November 2020, compared with 1 September 2019 to 30 November 2019, showing an impact on your income.
    • If unable to provide or unable to present the impact of the coronavirus pandemic upon their business within these requested months, the business must provide bank statements from 2020, whereby a comparison of none lockdown and lockdown months shall be undertaken to provide evidence of an income loss above 25%:
      • None lockdown months
        • January and February 2020
        • September 2020
      • Lockdown months
        • April and May 2020
        • November 2020
    • or last year’s annual accounts in comparison to the current year’s management accounts and profit & loss statement to show a 25% loss in trade.
  • Provide evidence (qualitatively) of how the local and national restrictions & the pandemic have impacted upon their income and business operation.
  • Outline what other government support they have received (e.g. small business grant, extended retail grant, self-employment Income support scheme, bounce back loan, local restrictions support grant etc.)
  • Supply at least one of the following references: business rates account number, company registration number, VAT registration number, charity registration number, unique tax reference/partnership number or national insurance number.

Hospitality and/or leisure businesses

You may be able to claim an additional restrictions grant from us if you are the ratepayer of a Lichfield District hospitality or leisure business with a rateable value greater than £51,001. 

The following criteria must also be met to be eligible for a grant:

  • Businesses must have been trading the day before the regional or national restrictions came into force.
  • Companies must not be in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been given.
  • Companies must have seen a loss of income of more than 25%, compared to the same period last year.  

Eligible businesses within be entitled to receive a one-off grant of £30,000 per business.

To complete this form, you will need to:

  • Last year’s annual accounts in comparison to the current year’s management accounts and profit & loss statement to show a 25% loss in trade.
  • Evidence (qualitatively) how the local and national restrictions & the pandemic have impacted upon their income and business operation.
  • Outline what other government support they have received (e.g. Small Business Grant, Extended Retail Grant, Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, Bounce Back Loan, Local Restrictions Support Grant etc.)
  • Supply at least one of the following references: business rates account number, company registration number, VAT registration number, charity registration number, unique tax reference/partnership number or national insurance number.

Additional restrictions grant policy

See the full additional restrictions grant policy.