We have various support grants available if your business has been affected by COVID-19, you can find the details of our grants below. You may also find it helpful to visit the Government’s Coronavirus business support finder.
Fixed Costs Support Grant (Additional Restrictions Grant phase three)
This grant is being provided by Broadland District Council from Government Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) funding. This scheme will provide financial support towards qualifying fixed costs that your business will incur between April and June 2021, and not towards trading losses incurred.
The ARG funding has been open from December 2020 to early May 2021 to provide support towards the impact on businesses over the past year. We are now looking forward as we launch the next phase of support.
The Fixed Costs Support Grant (FCSG) will provide support based on the current circumstances to qualifying businesses, to help them through the Governments' roadmap out of lockdown. Support is not available to all businesses as funding is limited. Instead we aim to support those business sectors that remain most affected by ongoing restrictions.
Businesses that operate within events, conferences, weddings, live entertainment, group travel and holidays and those most dependent on those sectors for their turnover will principally be supported.
For the purposes of this scheme we are unable to consider applications from retail, self-contained holiday accommodation, takeaways, those that operate within the personal care sector or any other business able to reopen without trading restrictions, other than COVID compliant hygiene measures since 12 April 2021.
Value and payment of grant awards
The value of each grant will be determined by the level of fixed quarterly costs of the business, in order to provide some support to help the business through this period. Award levels will be not more than two-thirds of the quarterly fixed costs of the business as recorded by the information gathered and evidenced through completion of the application form provided. For example, if your evidenced fixed costs for this period are £1,000 you will receive a grant of £660 or £500 if you've already received a Restart Grant.
Available funding means the FCSG will operate as a grant award which will be paid in three equal instalments. It is not currently anticipated that any further discretionary grants will follow this scheme, or be available as an alternative.
Hospitality Restart Adaptations Grant
This scheme will provide grants to help hospitality businesses reopen safely as we move through the Governments’ roadmap out of lockdown.
Grants of between £250 and up to £7,500 are available to support businesses with the adaptations required to improve their outdoor facilities which may include outdoor furniture, heating and lighting, weather-shielding equipment, such as wind breaks, umbrellas and temporary structures to keep waiting visitors dry or safe, such as awnings or marquees.
This grant will close at 11:59pm on 17 May 2021.
Restart and Lockdown business grants
Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) and Restart Grants are available to you if your business was forced to close due to the recent period of national lockdown.
- LRSG payments can still be claimed for the period of closure between 16 February and 31 March 2021.
- Restart Grants are available to customer facing non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care or gym businesses to allow them to open safely as the lockdown restrictions ease.
Businesses will qualify for grants if your premises are:
- Subject to its own business rates assessment (whether the ratepayer is in receipt of rate reliefs/discounts or not), and
- Where those premises were required to close by law under national lockdown from 5 January 2021
The value of the grant award is based on the rateable value of the premises that you occupy.
If you have already received a Local Restrictions Support Grant for the lockdown period up to 31 March you do not need to reapply. We will pay you the Restart Grant payments in April 2021.
If you haven’t claimed a Local Restrictions Support Grant to cover the national lockdown up to 31 March 2021 or wish to only claim a Restart Grant, you will need to make an application.