Covid 19 – Business Support Grant Schemes

A timeline of the Business support grants
Covid-19 Business Support Grants Schemes timeline.

From this page, you can download a copy of the grant scheme timeline. It shows the timeline of each of the grant schemes. We are aiming to award as many of these grants as possible automatically. It is likely you will be required to complete some form of application process/form to confirm eligibility to the grants.  Full details of all the grants schemes can be found on the .GOV.UK Local Restrictions Support Grants page here.

If you have received a payment for the January lockdown period because your business was forced to close or severely affected by the local restrictions. This payment covers you for 6 weeks until 15 February 2021.

For grants extending beyond the 15 February, The Council will automatically pay grants beyond this period to businesses that continue to be affected by ongoing local restrictions. The next payment period will cover 44 days until the 31 March and payment will be made directly to businesses from the 5 March. You will not need to make another application.

Below you will find further details about the available grants.

 

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant Tier 2 (Closed) - Businesses mandated to close(2 December to 25 December)

    Applies to businesses that are still required to be closed under Tier 2 restrictions.

    Eligibility

    Businesses running a public house, bar or other business involving the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises.

    Businesses that have chosen to close are not entitled to receive this grant

    Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Scheme  Businesses Mandated to close

    Value of Award

    Tier 2

    02/12/2020-25/12/2020

     

    Per 14 Day period

    Total Award

    Rateable value up to £15,000

    £667

    £1,143.43

    Rateable Value £15,001-£50,999

    £1,000

    £1,714.29

    Rateable Value £51,000 and over

    £1,500

    £2,571.43

    Apply Here

     

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum grant

    Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum grant - Businesses Mandated to close (5 November to 2 December) & (5 January to 31 March)

    Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum grant - Tier 4 - Businesses Mandated to close (26 December to 4 January)

    Applies to Retail, Hospitality and Leisure businesses mandated to close during the Tier 4 restrictions. 

    Eligibility

    Business occupying property for which it receives a business rate bill, even if you don’t have to make any payment. 

    and

    have been mandated to close by Government or have been unable to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises.

    This could include non-essential retail, personal services or cafes/restaurants that operate primarily as an in-person venue, but which have been forced to close those services and some businesses may receive more than one grant where they have more than one eligible property.

    Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Scheme Businesses Mandated to close

    Value of Award

    November Lockdown

    Tier 4

    Jan/Feb Lockdown

    Feb/Mar Lockdown

    05/11/2020-02/12/2020

    26/12/2020-04/01/2021

    From 05/01/2021 - 42 days

    From 16/02/2021  -  44 days
     

    Per 14 Day period

    Total Award

    Total Award

    Total Award

    Total Award

    Rateable value up to £15,000

    £667

    £1,334

    £476.43

    £2,001

    £2,096

    Rateable Value £15,001-£50,999

    £1,000

    £2,000

    £714.29

    £3,000

    £3,143

    Rateable Value £51,000 and over

    £1,500

    £3,000

    £1,071.43

    £4,500

    £4,714

    Apply Here

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) - Businesses affected by restrictions(2 December to 25 December)

    Businesses that were severely impacted by the Tier 2 restrictions.

    This is discretionary policy for Test Valley funded by Central Government. TVBC’s scheme mirrors guidance provided by Central Government to target support at the Hospitality, Hotel, Bed & Breakfast, Market Traders, & Leisure Sectors. 

    In addition applications can be made by the Events Industry and the supply chains to the affected sectors.

    Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) Scheme Businesses affected by restrictions

    Value of Award 

    Tier 2

    02/12/2020-25/12/2020

     

    Per 14 Day period

    Total Award

    Rateable value up to £15,000/No RV

    £467

    £800.57

    Rateable Value £15,001-£50,999

    £700

    £1,200.00

    Rateable Value £51,000 and over

    £1,050

    £1,800.00

    Apply here

  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) - Businesses affected by restrictions(5 November to 2 December and 26 December to 31 March)

    The scheme will run for the duration of any national lockdown including Tier 4.

    Businesses are still able to apply, TVBC’s Additional Restrictions Grant scheme will provide support to the following businesses:-

    Businesses in the Retail, Hospitality, Leisure, Events and Early Years Learning sectors including supply chain that have not been forced to close but whose turnover has been materially affected by the closure of their direct customer base

    Businesses that are not subject to business rates but have been forced to close. Including businesses such as Market Traders, Bed and Breakfast (Must be registered with Test Valley BC) and the Personal Services Sector.

    For businesses with a business rate account, support under this scheme will mirror The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) scheme.

    In exceptional circumstances, grants may be awarded where a business may have missed out under a previous grant scheme through no fault of their own. Any award would mirror the previous scheme eligibility.

    Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Scheme   Businesses affected by restrictions 

    Value of Award 

    November Lockdown

    Tier 4

    Jan/Feb Lockdown

    Feb/Mar Lockdown

    05/11/2020-02/12/2020

    26/12/2020-04/01/2021

    From 05/01/2021 - 42 days

    From 16/02/2021 - 44 days
     

    Per 14 Day period

    Total Award

    Total Award

    Total Award

    Total Award

    No Rateable Value/Rental costs

    £333.50

    £667

    £238.21

    £1,000.50

    £1,048

    Rateable value/Rental costs up to £15,000

    £667

    £1,334

    £476.43

    £2,001

    £2,096

    Rateable Value/Rental costs £15,001-£50,999

    £1,000

    £2,000

    £714.29

    £3,000

    £3,143

    Rateable Value/rental costs £51,000 and over

    £1,500

    £3,000

    £1,071.43

    £4,500

    £4,714

    Apply Here

  • Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs Open & Closed pubs(December 2020)

    Applies to Wet Led Pubs. Pub must be mainly beer sales led proof will be required of the split between wet & dry sales prior to Lockdown in March.

    The grant won’t apply to Sports/members clubs.

    The grant can apply to open and closed pubs, the Wet/Dry Split defines eligibility

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 28 FEBRUARY

    Christmas Support Payment wet-led pubs Scheme Open & Closed pubs 

    Value of Award 

     

    December 2020

     

    One off payment

    Total Award

    All RV’s

    £1,000

    £1,000

    Apply Here

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector) - Nightclubs, Music Venues

    Businesses forced to closed, Night clubs, discotheques and music venues which have not repurposed themselves. They must not have re-open since the 23rd March

    Eligible businesses are:

    Nightclubs, dance halls, discotheques, sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars

    If you believe you are eligible for relief under this scheme please contact us.

    Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector) Scheme Nightclubs, Music Venues

    Value of Award

    Pre-November Lockdown

    December

    01/11/2020-04/11/2020

    02/12/2020-25/12/2020

     

    Per 14 Day period

    Total Award

    Total Award

    Rateable value up to £15,000

    £667

    £190.57

    £1,143.43

    Rateable Value £15,001-£50,999

    £1,000

    £285.71

    £1,714.29

    Rateable Value £51,000 and over

    £1,500

    £428.57

    £2,571.43

    *Grants will also be paid under the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Scheme - Businesses Mandated to close for all other periods

  • New lock-down grants - one-off grant to closed businesses (Mandatory)(January 2021)

    This scheme will provide one-off support to the following businesses in addition to the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Scheme Businesses Mandated to close 

    Businesses in the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure sectors that have been forced to close. 

    Eligibility to this scheme will be automatically assessed upon completion of the Local restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Application

    Businesses that are not subject to business rates will not be eligible under this scheme. Awards will be made under the Additional Restrictions Grants.

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 31 MARCH

    Closed Business Lockdown Payment Scheme
    one-off grant to closed businesses (Mandatory)

    Value of Award

    Jan/Feb Lockdown

    Total Award

    Rateable value up to £15,000

    £4,000

    £4,000

    Rateable Value £15,001-£50,999

    £6,000

    £6,000

    Rateable Value £51,000 and over

    £9,000

    £9,000

  • New lock-down grants - one-off grant to closed/affected businesses (Discretionary)(January 2021)

    This is a Discretionary policy

    This policy scheme will provide one-off support to the following businesses in addition to the Additional Restrictions Grant:-

    Businesses in the Retail, Hospitality, Leisure, Events and Early Years Learning sectors including supply chain that have not been forced to close but whose turnover has been materially affected by the closure of their direct customer base

    Eligibility to this scheme will be automatically assessed upon completion of the Additional Restrictions Application

    Businesses that are not subject to business rates will not be eligible under this scheme. Awards will be made under the Additional Restrictions Grants.

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 31 MARCH

    Closed Business Lockdown Payment Scheme
    one-off grant to open businesses (Discretionary)

    Value of Award

    Jan/Feb Lockdown

    Total Award

    No Rateable Value/Rental costs

    ARG Scheme

    ARG Scheme

    Rateable value up to £15,000

    £4,000

    £4,000

    Rateable Value £15,001-£50,999

    £6,000

    £6,000

    Rateable Value £51,000 and over

    £9,000

    £9,000