Covid 19 Business Support Schemes

National Lockdown 3 phase 2

Local Restrictions Support Grant - National Lockdown

Effective Dates -       16th February 2021 – 31st March 2021 – National Lockdown 3 - (Phase 2)

National Lockdown 3 (Phase 2)

Who is it for?

The Local Restrictions Support Grant supports businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises, but which were then required to close due to National Lockdown restrictions imposed by government.  

If your business has subsequently provided an alternative service you may still be eligible as it has been required to close the part of its business that provides its main service. 

Your business must have been trading the day before local or national restrictions came into force to be eligible to receive funding under the schemes.

The following types of business may qualify:

  • Non-essential retail- These venues can continue to be able to operate click-and-collect (where goods are pre-ordered and collected off the premises) and delivery services.
  • Hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs
  • Accommodation such as hotels, hostels, guest houses and campsites.
  • Leisure and sports facilities
  • Personal care facilities such as hair, beauty, tanning and nail salons
  • Community centres and halls

How much is the grant?

National Lockdown 3 (Phase 2) 16th February – 31st March 2021

  • Rateable value £15K and under - £2,096 for the 44-day period
  • Rateable value more than £15K and less than £51K -  £3,143 for the 44-day period
  • Rateable value £51K and above - £4,714 for the 44-day period


How to Apply?

Before you apply, you must have the following information available to complete your application:

  • Your 8 digit Business Rates reference. This begins with a 5 or 6 and can be found on your latest Business Rates bill or letter.
  • VAT registration number (if applicable)
  • UTR number (if applicable)
  • Company registration number (if applicable)
  • Charity registration number (if applicable)
  • Bank Details

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Business Grant Subsidy Allowance (previously referred to as State aid)

The EU State aid rules no longer apply to subsidies granted in the UK following the end of the transition period, which ended on 31 December 2020.

Businesses who receive awards of Government grant funding such as the Local Restrictions Support Grant are required to comply with the Business Grant Subsidy Allowance rules.

Full details of the Business Grant Subsidy Allowance scheme can be found here


You may face prosecution if you have manipulated or falsified your position in order to obtain these payments.

Any payment made as a result of fraud will be subject to claw back.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will be given access to the data you provide, they will store it securely and process it for monitoring and evaluation purposes only. This includes, but is not limited to, follow up evaluation surveys relating to the business support grant schemes.

The Government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud – and any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error.