One off top-up grants of up to £9,000 for closed businesses have been announced by the government because of the January 2021 lockdown.

There are also grants that were brought in because of previous lockdowns and tier 3 restrictions that are still open for those that have not claimed.

We will post update about these grants on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Discretionary grants are also available.

If you have previously applied for and been given a grant

Please do not reapply if we have already given you a grant. We will contact you.

The planned timescales for us contacting you and making payment are:

  • if you applied for grant 1 (you pay business rates and are legally closed under national restrictions) you will hear from us week beginning 18 January 2021 and payment will be made week beginning 25 January 2021
  • if you applied for grant 2 or 3 (you either do not pay business rates or are not legally required to close) you will hear from us week beginning 25 January 2021 and payment will be made week beginning 1 February 2021

We have had a lot of applications, please be patient.

We are unable to respond to individual enquiries about grant launch dates. This page will be updated regularly.

GOV.UK has information on business support packages.

Page contents

Different types of grants

Grant 1: Grants available to businesses who have a business rates account and have had to close

This grant is for businesses who were asked to close during the lock down in November and for those who had to remain closed due to tier 3 restrictions.

Eligible businesses include:

  • non-essential retail
  • leisure
  • personal care
  • sports facilities
  • hospitality

Funding amounts for grant 1

Businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 and under will get:

  • £1,334 for the November national lockdown
  • £667 per 14 days* tier 3 restriction period
  • £2,001 for the January national lockdown (6 weeks)
  • a top-up award of £4,000

Business with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will get:

  • £2,000 for the November national lockdown
  • £1,000 per 14 days* tier 3 restriction period
  • £3,000 for the January national lockdown (6 weeks)
  • a top-up award of £6,000

Business with a rateable value of £51,000 and above will get:

  • £3,000 for the November national lockdown
  • £1,500 per 14 days* tier 3 restriction period
  • £4,500 for the January national lockdown (6 weeks)
  • a top-up award of £9,000

Eligibility criteria for grant 1

  • you must be the business ratepayer for the premises and be registered for business rates with South Gloucestershire Council
  • you must have been trading on 4 November 2020, prior to the start of the national lockdown from 5 November 2020
  • you must be a non-essential business that legally had to close from 5 November 2020 (you are still eligible if you continued to trade through click-and-collect, delivery or takeaway)

You cannot receive grant funding if:

  • you have chosen to close but have not been legally asked to
  • your pre-lockdown primary method of trading was as a takeaway
  • you have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of state aid allowed under the de minimis and the Covid-19 Temporary State Aid Framework
  • your business was an undertaking in difficulty (within the meaning of Article 2 (18) of the General Block Exemption Regulation) on the 31 December 2019
  • your business is in administration, insolvent, or is subject to a striking off notice
Apply for grant 1

Check on GOV.UK to see if your business is eligible for a coronavirus grant due to national restrictions (for closed businesses).

Grant 2: Local restrictions support grant (for rate paying businesses that are trading but coronavirus has had a severe impact)

This grant is for rate paying businesses who were not asked to close during the lock down or restrictions but have been severely impacted by the restrictions.

Eligible businesses include:

  • non-essential retail
  • leisure
  • personal care
  • sports facilities
  • hospitality

Funding amounts for grant 2

Businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 and under will get:

  • up to £467 per 14 day period for the tier 3 restrictions
  • up to £1.401 for the January lockdown
  • a top up of £1,401

Business with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will get:

  • up to £700 per 14 day period for the tier 3 restrictions
  • up to £2,100 for the January lockdown
  • a top up of £2,100

Business with a rateable value of £51,000 and above will get:

  • up to £1.050 per 14 day period for the tier 3 restrictions
  • up to £3,150 for the January lockdown
  • a top up of £3,150

Eligibility criteria for grant 2

  • actively buying/selling goods or services, excluding activities undertaken for the purposes of acquiring or setting up a proposed new trade on the day before the restrictions started
  • be in South Gloucestershire with ongoing fixed business-related costs e.g., rent, service charges, tool and equipment hire and Council Tax
  • not entitled to grant 1
  • can show your businesses suffered a significant fall in income (including online activity) due to coronavirus
Apply for grant 2

Grant 3: Additional restrictions grant

This grant is for businesses who do not have a business rate account.

Your business can be open or closed but must have been severely impacted by coronavirus restrictions. 

This grant is available to all types of business.

Funding amounts for grant 3

This funding is based on the number of people you employ (someone who has been on your payroll for the last 3 months and has a contract)

The amount you get is different for each lockdown or tier 3 period.

November 2020 lockdown and tier 3 restrictions
  • up to £467 if you have less than 10 employees
  • up to £700 if you have 10 to 49 employees
January 2021 lockdown (closed businesses)
  • up to £1,401 if you have less than 10 employees
  • a top up of £2,802 if you have less than 10 employees
  • up to £2,100 if you have 10 to 49 employees
  • a top up of £4,200 if you have 10 to 49 employees

 January lockdown (open businesses):

  • up to £1,401 if you have less than 10 employees
  • a top up of £1,401 if you have less than 10 employees
  • up to £2,100 if you have 10 to 49 employees
  • a top up of £2,100 if you have 10 to 49 employees

Eligibility criteria for grant 3

  • actively buying/selling goods or services, excluding activities undertaken for the purposes of acquiring or setting up a proposed new trade on the day before the restrictions started
  • be in the west of England region with ongoing fixed business-related costs e.g. rent, service charges, tool and equipment hire and council tax
  • not entitled to a grant 1 or grant 2
  • can show your businesses suffered a significant fall in income (including online activity) due to coronavirus

Apply for grant 3

Grant 4: ‘Wet led’ pubs

This is a £1,000 flat rate grant is for pubs that were closed over Christmas and New Year. To apply for this, your income from food must be less than 50% of your total income.

You can only claim this grant until 31 January 2021.

This grant is available to pubs only.

We may contact you for proof of your food income against your total income before we pay you.

Eligibility criteria for grant 4

  • must be operating as a pub in South Gloucestershire
  • less than 50% of income is from the sale of food, and
  • had a Business Rates account for the property on 1 December 2020
Apply for grant 4

Other financial support

You can find other coronavirus financial support for your business on GOV.UK

Beta This is our beta website, your feedback can help us improve it.