Covid-19 business grants

With Coronavirus (COVID-19) now affecting many areas of our services to the residents and businesses of Amber Valley, we are keen to keep you right up-to-date with the changes we are being forced to make. Read more about your council services.

Latest update - 25.02.2021

Central Government has announced that due to the current Covid-19 restrictions remaining in force businesses that qualified for and received a business grant from 5 January 21 are to receive a further grant payment.

This payment will cover the period up to and including the 31 March 2021.

Qualifying businesses have been sent an email to advise them of this second payment including the amount and payment dates. You do not need to make a second application.

The previous grant payment included the one-off Closed Business Lockdown Payment of either £4,000, £6,000 or £9,000 depending on your rateable value – this payment is not being paid again in this grant payment.

Grants available

Grant funding will cover national grants for the period 31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 (5 days) when Amber Valley was placed in tier 4 (stay at home) restrictions and for the national lockdown grant from 5 January 2021. Applications for these grants need to be made at the same time.

There are 5 separate grants available.

Applications for the 3 grants below need to be made at the same time on one online form:

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) tier 4 (stay at home) (mandated closed businesses) – this is for businesses who have a business rates demand and have been mandated to close. This is for the period 31 December 20 to 4 January 21 – tier 4 restrictions.
  • National Lockdown Grant (mandated closed business) – this is for businesses who have a business rates demand and have been mandated to close. This is for the period from 5 January 2021.
  • Closed Business Lockdown Payment – this is a one-off payment made to businesses that have been mandated to close and the amount will be determined by the rateable value of the business premises.

The following two grants will need to be applied for individually.

  • Additional Restrictions Support Grant (ARG) – this grant is available to businesses who do not receive a business rates demand but work in a sector that has been mandated to close or receive a rate demand and provide the majority of their services to a sector that has been mandated to close and have property related business costs, e.g. rent.
  • Extended Additional Restrictions Support Grant (EARG) – this grant is available to businesses who do not receive a business rates demand but work in a sector that has been mandated to close or do not receive a rate demand and provide the majority of their services to a sector that has been mandated to close but although they are a registered business with HMRC they do not have business related property costs.

Use the drop down menu below to find out the full qualifying criteria and how to apply.

Applications for the 3 grants below need to be made at the same time on one online form:

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) tier 4 (stay at home) (mandated closed businesses) – this is for businesses who have a business rates demand and have been mandated to close. This is for the period 31 December 20 to 4 January 21 – tier 4 restrictions.
  • National Lockdown Grant (mandated closed business) – this is for businesses who have a business rates demand and have been mandated to close. This is for the period from 5 January 2021.
  • Closed Business Lockdown Payment – this is a one-off payment made to businesses that have been mandated to close and the amount will be determined by the rateable value of the business premises.

Note: if your business is not mandated to close (see list of business types that are mandated to close) you are NOT eligible for the above grants.

Full guidance, eligibility criteria and application form.

Additional Restrictions Support Grant (ARG) – this grant is available to businesses who do not receive a business rates demand but work in a sector that has been mandated to close or receive a rate demand and provide the majority of their services to a sector that has been mandated to close and have property related business costs, e.g. rent.

Full guidance, eligibility criteria and application form.

Extended Additional Restrictions Support Grant (EARG) – this grant is available to businesses who do not receive a business rates demand but work in a sector that has been mandated to close or do not receive a rate demand and provide the majority of their services to a sector that has been mandated to close but although they are a registered business with HMRC they do not have business related property costs.

Full guidance, eligibility criteria and application form.

Previous Covid-19 grants, alongside the timeline of local and national restrictions, can be viewed on our timeline guide.

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 570222 or email businessdiscretionarygrant@ambervalley.gov.uk