Local restrictions support grant

Grant for businesses required to temporarily close

The government has announced that business premises forced to close (such as non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses) due to local or national restrictions are to receive grants worth up to £3,000 a month under the local restrictions support grant (closed).

They are:

  • Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £1,334 per 28-day qualifying restriction period
  • Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £2,000 per 28-day qualifying restriction period
  • Businesses occupying premises appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above on the commencement date of the widespread national restrictions, will receive £3,000 per 28-day qualifying restriction period

You can look up the rateable value of your business (GOV.UK)

How do I claim this grant?

The application process for the local restriction support grant (for businesses told to temporarily close) is now open. Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council will distribute this grant.

All applications must be made online.

Register for the grant (grantapproval.co.uk)

Chose the option 'Grants for Businesses'

As you will be required to upload evidence, we will not be able to consider other forms of applications.

Prior to starting your application, please have your business rates property reference available and examples of the evidence requested:

For an incorporated company (all evidence must be in the company name)

Financial evidence (both of these):

  • Extract of company accounts only if the company has been trading for less than 12 months or accounts not submitted within the last 12 months to Companies House
  • Business bank statement

Business trading evidence (chose one of these):

  • Delivery note
  • Expenses/sales receipt
  • Purchase order

Business utility bills (chose two from the following list):

  • Electric bill
  • Gas bill
  • Landline phone
  • Water bill

For a non-incorporated company

Financial evidence:

  • Bank statement (showing business activity)
  • Extract of trading accounts (profit and loss)

Business trading evidence (chose one of the following that is in the business name)

  • Delivery note
  • Expenses/sales receipt
  • Purchase order

Identity (one of the following required)

  • Drivers licence
  • Passport

Business utility bills (chose two from the following list that are in the business name)

  • Electricity bill
  • Gas bill
  • Landline phone
  • Water bill

If you receive an error message whilst completing your application, which you believe to be incorrect, please email [email protected] including the error code and local authority name (Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council) in the subject heading.

FAQs: grant for businesses required to temporarily close 

Additional restrictions grant

The council is expected to be given funding to run a discretionary grant scheme to help, for example, closed businesses that do not have a rateable value or those businesses that are severely impacted rather than closed.

The council is waiting for further guidance from the government. We will open the scheme as soon as we can. We will publish the information on this page and share it on social media as soon as it is available.

Last updated: ‎24‎/‎11‎/‎2020‎ ‎17‎:‎01‎