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Local Restrictions Support Grants - Open Businesses

Certain businesses who remained open during the period 2nd December 2020 to 4th January 2021 whilst the local area was in Tier restrictions and have been severely impacted financially may be able to apply for a Local Restrictions Support Grant – Open Businesses.

The following businesses impacted by Tier restrictions will be prioritised:  Pubs, bars, wine bars, cafes and restaurants, hotels and B&Bs, cinemas, entertainment venues, gyms and tourist attractions, as well as business who supply these sectors.  Eligible businesses need to demonstrate that they have ongoing fixed property related costs as noted in our guidance.

Grants worth up to £1,050 per fourteen day qualifying period could be distributed to eligible businesses.  This grant covers the period 2nd December 2020 until 4th January 2021.  If your business was open and then during this period as we moved into greater restrictions was subsequently mandated to close, you can still apply for an Open grant and any grant will be paid up to the period of closure.