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Business Support Grants

There are a number of different schemes available which will help businesses who have been forced to close or severely impacted.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (current lockdown) - update 22 February

On 22 February the Government announced that the current closure of:

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

would continue until at least 12 April.

Following the announcement, the Government confirmed it would extend the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) scheme.  This is to cover the lockdown period. We have been advised that this money will be made available to Cornwall Council during the week of 1 March. We will make payments as soon as we receive this funding.  We will also provide updates on this page and on our social media accounts.

Businesses will receive a payment to cover the 44 day period between 16 February and 31 March. As the restrictions are set to continue beyond this date we expect to receive further information about the grants from 1 April onwards. 

Payments will be made as follows:

  • Businesses with rateable value up to £15k - £2096
  • Businesses with rateable value between £15,001 and £51k - £3143
  • Businesses with rateable value of £51k or more - £4714

The closed business lockdown payment was a one-off payment made for the period from 5 January.  It will not be paid again for the extended restriction period from 16 February.

We will make payments to businesses that have received a payment from the LRSG covering the lockdown from 8 January.

You only need to apply for the LRSG if you have not yet applied for the grant covering either the:

  • November lockdown or
  • current lockdown period
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Additional Restrictions Grant

The Additional Restrictions Grant is to support businesses impacted by the lockdown which began on 5 January.

Applications for the 2nd round of the Additional Restrictions Grant are now closed.

More on the Additional Restrictions Grant

National lockdown business support

To help businesses forced to close from January 5, 2021 as a result of the national lockdown.

The Government has announced one-off top up grants;

  • retail,
  • hospitality
  • and leisure businesses

Worth up to £9,000 per property. 

To find out more and how to apply please use the link below.

Find out more about lockdown grants

Business support during tier restrictions

To help businesses who closed due to national tier restrictions between November and 2 December 2020 there is a grant called a Local Restrictions Grant.

Businesses may be eligible for a Local Restrictions Grant.

To be eligible, business will have been;

  • open as usual then required to close
  • between 5 November and 2 December 2020

To find out more and how to apply please use the link below.

More on the Local restrictions grant