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COVID-19 Grant Funding Schemes

Support for businesses during national and tiered lockdowns

There are a number of different Government support grants available for businesses in Babergh and Mid Suffolk.

View our table that outlines the COVID-19 grants, eligibility and grant values
 

Please note: If you need this table presented to you in a different format, please contact us.

This page outlines the grants available during the different National and Local Tier Restrictions since 5 November 2020.

Businesses can apply retrospectively for grants and may be eligible for more than one grant. 

Grants available for the different lockdown periods 

COVID-19 Grants and payments for businesses
Grant or paymentNational Lockdown November (5 Nov - Dec 1)Tier 2 (2 - 25 Nov)Tier 4 (6 Dec 2020 - 4 Jan 2021)National Lockdown Jan/Feb (5 Jan - mid Feb)
Closed business lockdown payment       X
Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) Addendum X   X X
Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed)   X    
Local Restrictions Support Grant (open)   X    
Local Restrictions Support Grant (sector)   X    
Christmas Support payment   X    
Additional Restrictions Grant       X

 

How do I apply?

If you have not applied for any COVID-19 business support grants, the application forms are at the bottom of this page.

If you have applied for one of the existing COVID-19 support grants and been successful, our aim is to automatically pay any subsequent grants following a pre-payment check. This includes the Tier 4 and National Lockdown(s) grants.

If your circumstances have changed since submitting your original application, you must inform us. This includes if your business has permanently closed, if your contact information has changed or you have reached state-aid limits.

Which grant should I apply for?

Closed business lockdown payment

This is for businesses mandated to close during the January/February National Lockdown. This includes businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors. This grant is a one-off payment.

Businesses who have received one of the previous COVID-19 business support grants do not need to reapply for this payment. It will be paid automatically, following a pre-payment check. Other businesses will need to make an application to claim this grant.

Applications for the Closed business lockdown payment must be submitted by Wednesday 31 March 2021.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) Addendum

This is for businesses mandated to close during National Lockdowns and Tier 4 Local Restrictions. This includes businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.

Businesses only need to apply for this grant once. Businesses will automatically receive additional lockdown payments (following pre-payment checks), so long as their circumstances do not change.

Applications for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) Addendum must be submitted by 31 March 2021.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)

This is for businesses who were open during Tier 2 restrictions, but whose trade suffered as a result. This includes hospitality, hotels, bed and breakfast, leisure, events and culture or the immediate supply chain.

This Grant has a discretionary element to it. It allows us to provide support for those businesses without a rateable value, who can demonstrate that the restrictions have led to a significant financial impact on their business.

Read the full policy for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (open)

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)

This is for businesses such as wet-led pubs or bars who serve alcohol but not 'table meals', who were mandated to close in Tier 2.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)

This is for nightclubs, casinos and entertainment venues who have been mandated to close since March 2020.

Read further information about the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)

Christmas Support Payment

This is for businesses who earn under 50% of their income from food sales (often referred to as 'wet-led pubs'). 

This is a one-off payment of £1,000.

Applications for the Christmas Support Payment must be submitted by Sunday 31 January 2021.

Additional Restrictions Grant 

This Grant is currently closed. However, Phase 2 will reopen soon.

How do I know if I must close my business?

A full list of businesses that must close during National Lockdown and Tier 4 Local Restrictions can be viewed on the government's website.

How much will I receive? 

If you have a rateable value, you will be eligible for the amounts visible in the table.

 Rateable value of propertyNovember lockdownTier 2Tier 4Jan/Feb National LockdownJan/Feb National Lockdown
Period of cover   Grant for 28 days Grant per 14 day periods (or paid pro-rata to cover no. of days in Tier 2) Grants per 14 day periods (or paid pro-rata to cover no. of days in Tier 4) Grant per 42 day period One-off grant payment
  £15,000 or under £1,334 £467 £667 £2001 £4000
  £15,001 to £50,999 £2,000 £700 £1000 £3000 £6000
  £51,000 or over £3,000 £1,050 £1500 £4500 £9000

 

Businesses without a rateable value who can demonstrate financial impact, will be eligible for a grant payment. This payment will be up to £1,050 depending on turnover and/or financial impact.

What if I have any questions?

You can email the Economic Development team with any queries about COVID-19 business support grants and the application process. 

Apply for a business support grant or payment

Application forms for Babergh businesses WITH a Rateable Value

Application forms for Babergh businesses WITHOUT a Rateable Value

 

Application forms for Mid Suffolk businesses WITH a Rateable Value

Application forms for Mid Suffolk businesses WITHOUT a Rateable Value

Further support

Locally, more information and free business support is being offered by New Anglia Growth Hub. Visit New Anglia Growth Hub's website to contact a Growth Hub adviser

You may also find it helpful to visit the Government's COVID support finder