Local Restrictions Support Grants available for applications

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Many local businesses that have been forced to temporarily close due to the national restrictions are eligible for a grant of between £1,334 and £3,000 a month.

Lichfield District Council has launched its Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme after receiving almost £1.5 million of government funding to support local businesses.

The latest grant scheme is aimed at businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions that started on 5 November 2020.

It is for businesses including non-essential retail, personal care services, hospitality venues, leisure facilities, accommodation providers, entertainment venues and more.

Grants will be awarded to eligible businesses to support them during the temporary closure. They will receive: 

  • £1,334 a month for properties with a rateable value of £15k or under
  • £2,000 a month for properties with a rateable value above £15k and below £51k
  • £3,000 a month for properties with a rateable value above £51k

Councillor Liz Little, Cabinet Member Responsible for Economic Development, said:

“We’re once again set to distribute grants to local businesses that have been required to close. The funding will go some way to protecting a variety of businesses across the district.

“Businesses can be confident that we will get their grants out to them as quickly as possible. They can help us to do this by providing all the relevant information we need for fraud checks, and waiting patiently for the grants, as contacting us to check on progress will slow down our ability to make the payments.”

The council is also working to set up the Additional Restrictions Grants application process. This is to fund additional business support through discretionary grants. More information about this scheme will be available soon.

Access the Local Restrictions Support Grant eligibility criteria and application form.

Published: 24 November 2020