The government has announced a number of grants for businesses that have either been mandated to close or have seen a loss of income due to lockdown or tier restrictions.  

Due to ongoing restrictions, businesses can apply for a number of grants while they remain closed or their business suffers.

Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to apply for more than one of these grants. Please check the eligibility to see if this applies to your business. The grant(s) you can apply for depends on whether or not you have been mandated to close or whether or not you have a business rate account number.

For more information on eligibility of the discretionary grants, please see our Discretionary Grants Policy.

Available Grants

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum

  • Period covered by grant: 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020 and 20 December 2020 until Hertsmere is no longer in tier 4 or above
  • Available: from 5 November 2020
  • Who can apply: Only available to companies with a business rate account (including those with nothing to pay) mandated to close during lockdown or in tier 4
  • Value of award: 
    Rateable value up to £15,000 – the award is £1,334 per 4 week period
    Rateable value of £15,001 to £50,999 – the award is £2,000 per 4 week period
    Rateable value of £51,000 or more – the award is £3,000 per 4 week period
  • How to apply: This scheme is open and you can apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant now.

 

Local Restrictions Grant Support (Closed) 

  • Period covered by grant: from 2 December 2020 to continue while Hertsmere remains in tier 4. This is reviewed by the government on a two-weekly basis.
  • Available: Please apply as soon as possible
  • Who can apply: Only available to companies with a business rate account (including those with nothing to pay) mandated to close by the tier 2, 3
  • Value of award: 

    Rateable value up to £15,000 – the award is £667 per 14-day qualifying restriction period.
    Rateable value of £15,001 to £50,999 – the award is £1,000 per 14-day qualifying restriction period.
    Rateable value of £51,000 or more – the award is £1,500 per 14 day qualifying period.

  • When to apply: This scheme is open and you can apply for the Local Restriction Support Grant now.

Local Restrictions Grant (Open)

  • Period covered by grant: 2 December 2020 to 19 December 2020
  • Available: Please apply as soon as possible.
  • Who can apply: Any business that has seen a loss of income due to Covid restrictions, either directly or indirectly. Please refer to our Discretionary Policy towards the top of this page.
  • Value of award: 
  • Businesses with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under or businesses with no rateable value will receive £467 per two week period. Market traders will be paid this rate on a pro rata basis meaning someone working twice a week in the borough will receive four days divided by 14 days multiplied by £467 = £133.43
  • Businesses with a rateable value of over £15,000 and less than £51,000 will receive £700 every two week period.
  • Businesses with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or over will receive £1,050 per two week period.
  • When to apply: This scheme is open and you can apply for the Local Restriction Support Grant now.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

  • Period covered by grant: 5 November 2020 to 31 March 2022.
  • Available: 5 November 2020 to 31 March 2022. 
  • Who can apply: This is a discretionary fund and any business can apply for this if they need further assistance due to Covid- related losses. You can apply for this even if you have already received other grants. Please see our Discretionary Grant Policy
  • Value of award: 

    Value of grants will be dependent on the circumstances of your business.  

  • When to apply: 

    This scheme is open and you can apply for an ARG now.

Christmas Support Payment for 'wet-led' pubs (CSP)

  • Period covered by grant: December 2 2020 to December 29 2020
  • Available: To be made available as soon as possible. Need to have applied by 31 January. 
  • Who can apply: Pubs who derive over 50% of their income from drink sales. This includes pubs that have already received an LRSG. 
  • Value of award: £1,000 one-off payment. 
  • When to apply: This scheme is now open. If you have already applied for other grants, all you need to do is email steve.gorick@hertsmere.gov.uk confirming that in normal times you receive over half of your profits from the sale of drink. Please quote you reference number (beginning 750…). If you have not applied, please complete the form for the other grants and tell us in the additional information that you are also applying for the Christmas Support Payment.

 

Find out more information on businesses that are mandated to close for the period of the national lockdown (November 5 to December 2) and Local tier 2,3 or 4 restrictions from December 2.

Local Restrictions Support Grant and Additional Restrictions Grant 


Businesses who wish to apply for a Local Restrictions Grant or an Additional Restrictions Grant please use the above button. 

New One off Grants Announced

We are currently aiming to make this grant available from January 28. Please check the website again around this time for more information.

On 5 January 2021 the Government announced new one-off top-up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses to help these businesses through to spring.

The grants are available on top of the Local Restrictions Support Grant and Additional Restrictions Grant listed above.

For more information on this grant please see the government announcement.

 

Furlough scheme and mortgage holidays extended

The furlough scheme will now remain open until March 2021, with employees receiving 80 per cent of their current salary. 

To give homeowners peace of mind too, mortgage holidays will also no longer end during the second lockdown. 

Find out more about the extended furlough scheme and other economic support available.