Advice and support for businesses


Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)

If you have a business that has ceased trading due to the new national restrictions from 5 November 2020, you can apply for a local restrictions support grant even after the restriction period has finished.

Find out more on our Local Restrictions Support Grant page.


Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

The basic idea of the Additional Restrictions Grant is simple. Financial support for businesses that were trading immediately before the restrictions, have had to close and have not been able to get support from any other grant, or have experienced a significant reduction in income as a result of the Covid restrictions.

Find out more on our Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) page.


Tier 3 Business Support Grants

For businesses who've previously applied for the LRSG because they had to close during the lockdown that ran to 2 December and are eligible for the additional tier 3 grant.

Find out more on our Tier 3 Business Support Grant page.


Tier 4 Business Support Grants

For businesses who've previously applied for the LRSG because they had to close during the lockdown that ran to 2 December and are eligible for the additional tier 4 grant. The grant covers the period from 20 December 2020 to 4 January 2021.

Find out more on our Tier 4 Business Support Grant page.


National Lockdown Grants from 5 January 2021

As a result of the national lockdown imposed from 5 January, the LRSG will be paid for six weeks from this date. There is also a one-off grant available for those businesses required to close for this period. Those businesses that successfully applied previously for the LRSG for the lockdown between 5 November and 2 December 2020 will be contacted by email.

Find out more on our National Lockdown Business Support Grant page.