Retrospective financial support for the hospitality, leisure, and accommodation sectors as a result of Tier 3 local restrictions
This applied to businesses who were either forced to close as a result of localised restrictions, or those from the leisure sector which were not legally required to close but had been severely impacted by the restrictions.
This grant is called Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed).
Rutland was placed in Tier 3 on 31 December 2021 to 4 January 2021 which saw the immediate closure of pubs, clubs and restaurants and also the immediate closure of soft play areas.
You do not need to apply for this payment if you have already received a payment for Tier 2. We will pay a pro-rata payment to you automatically - we are aiming to make this payment by 22 January 2021.
Retrospective discretionary financial support for the hospitality, leisure, and accommodation sectors as a result of local restriction Tier 2
This applied to rateable businesses who remained open but were severely impacted by the localised restrictions.
This grant is called Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open).
This funding is discretionary and formed part of the Tier 2 Business Support Grant Policy.
This fund is designed to support small and medium sized local leisure, hospitality and accommodation businesses despite them not being required to fully close.
The support covers the period from 2 December 2020 to 30 December 2020.
Retrospective financial support for businesses required to close from 5 November 2020 to 1 December as part of the second national lockdown
This support is for businesses who were forced close as a result of the national lockdown imposed from 5 November 2020 until 1 December 2020.
This application process for this grant is closed, but retrospective awards will be made if a Tier 2 Business Support Grant is awarded and the criteria for this grant are met until 15th January 2021.
Retrospective one-off Christmas support payment for wet-led pubs
The Christmas Support Payment grant provides a one-off grant of £1,000 to wet-led pubs.
These are pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than provide food and have been severely impacted over the festive season due to temporary local restrictions. This does not, however, apply to bars which form part of a sporting or music venue.
Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) (Phase 1)
The Additional Restrictions Grant provides additional funding for local authorities, to support businesses that have had their trade affected by the restrictions. The Council has, in the first instance, joined the application process for this grant with the Tier 2 Business Grant policy (link to policy) as they are both discretionary.
In Rutland we have decided that our priority is to support businesses that, whilst not required to close, were severely impacted because they are either:
- businesses operating in the hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure sectors but do not pay business rates
- Rely on the hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure sectors for 30% or more of their trade i.e. are in the supply chain
- Provide close contact services e.g. hairdressing, and are reliant on customers attending their business premises and as a consequence of social distancing measures, were facing restrictions on the number of customers they could see
Our application process for a Tier 2 business Grant is open until 15 January 2021.
If you feel you are eligible for a payment, then please submit an application - you only need to apply once. If you have already applied and have received an acknowledgement email from us, then you do not need to apply again.
Please do not submit duplicate applications and you do not need to re-apply if/when the tier status changes of if/when additional measures are introduced. If we have already made a payment to you then we already have your details and will make ongoing future payments in due course.
When completing the application form we will require your 8 digit business rates account number, which is shown on your business rates bill. This is a measure to safeguard public finances against potential fraud to ensure the grant applicant is the correct person registered to pay business rates.We will be unable to provide your account number over the telephone and we will be unable to provide this by email. If you need a copy of your business rates bill then contact our business rates team to ask for a copy to be sent: email firstname.lastname@example.org