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Business Grants administered by WBC.

On 31st October 2020 the government announced further funding to support businesses who are forced to close under the second national lockdown.

Businesses that are eligible

Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating (e.g. pay Business Rates) that were open as usual and providing in-person services to customers from their business premises and have been mandated to close by Government on 5 November 2020 for 28 days. This includes non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.

There are 2 schemes with eligibility criteria:

  1. National Lockdown Grant – Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) for businesses that have a rateable value.
  2. Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) – Discretionary Grants, not covered by LRSG scheme.

The Council has published information and an on-line application form for LRSG here:

ARG applications are not yet live – continue to monitor the website for information.

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