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Grant support for businesses impacted by COVID 19 restrictions

There are a number of grants which the Government has announced to support businesses.  Hounslow is working to getting systems and processes in place to administer the different grants as quickly as possible and will update this page with details about the grants being made available to businesses in Hounslow.

The Government has announced an additional grant for businesses to provide support for the impact of national restrictions introduced from 5 January 2021. This a one off grant payment. The Government has advised that businesses entitled to this grant will if eligible also receive the Local Restrictions Support Grant Closed. We are waiting for further guidance and funding allocations before we can start making these payments.

Please review the policy for all current grants to determine which grants are applicable to your business.

The live application forms for grants are below with a brief narrative of who they are relevant to, if you are not certain which grant is applicable to your business please review the grant policy.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) – (LRSG(C1))

This grant is available to businesses liable for business rates that have been mandated to close by the government restrictions from 5 November to 2 December. 

More on the details of the businesses required to close as determined by the government.

The grants for eligible businesses will be set based on the Rateable Value (RV) for the property as below:

  • RV of £15k or under, grants to be £1,334 per 28 day qualifying restriction period;
  • RV of over £15k and below £51k, grants to be £2,000 per 28 day qualifying restriction period;
  • RV of £51k or over, grant to be £3,000 per 28 day qualifying restriction period.

The detailed requirements for this grant are covered in the policy document.

Apply now

Additional Restrictions Grant – (ARG)

This grant is available to businesses that are able to demonstrate an income reduction greater than 25% based on income credited to a business bank account for the following periods.  Businesses liable for business rates can access this grant for the period of national restrictions from 5th November 2020 to 2nd December 2020.  Businesses not liable for business rates can apply for this grant for any of the period below-

Period

Compared to either

5 Nov 2020 to 1 Dec 2020*

9 Oct 2020 to 4 Nov 2020

5 Nov 2019 to 1 Dec 2019

2 Dec 2020 to 15 Dec 2020**

18 Nov 2020 to 1 Dec 2020

2 Dec 2019 to 15 Dec 2019

*treated as a 28 day period by Government ** 14 day period

The value of grants will be determined according the Rateable Value or evidenced property costs and income reduction demonstrated as in the table below.

RV, annual lease or mortgage costs

Reduction in income

Grant (£) 14 days

 Grant (£) 28 days

£15,000 or less

more than 25% but less than 50%

234

467

50% or more

467

934

Greater than £15,000 and less than £51,000

more than 25% but less than 50%

350

700

50% or more

700

1,400

£51,000 or more

more than 25% but less than 50%

525

1,050

50% or more

1,050

2,100

If you pay business rates you will only be able to claim this grant for the period of national restrictions, the detailed requirements for this grant are covered in the policy document.

Apply now

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) – (LRSG(O))

This grant is available to businesses liable for business rates that have not been required to close and are able to demonstrate an income reduction greater than 25% based on income credited to a business bank account for the following periods.

Period

Compared to either

17 Oct 2020 to 4 Nov 2020*

28 Sep 2020 to 4 Nov 2020

17 Oct 2019 to 4 Nov 2019

2 Dec 2020 to 15 Dec 2020**

18 Nov 2020 to 2 Dec 2020

2 Dec 2019 to 15 Dec 2019

* 18 day period ** 14 day period

The value of grants will be determined according the Rateable Value and income reduction demonstrated as in the table below.

   

 Grant (£)

RV

Reduction in income

14 days

18 days

28 days

£15,000 or less

more than 25% but less than 50%

234

317

467

50% or more

467

634

934

Greater than £15,000 and less than £51,000

more than 25% but less than 50%

350

475

700

50% or more

700

950

1,400

£51,000 or more

more than 25% but less than 50%

525

713

1,050

50% or more

1,050

1,425

2,100

The detailed requirements for this grant are covered in the policy document.

Apply now

Local Restriction Support Grant (Sector) – (LRSG(S))

This grant is available to businesses which have not been allowed to reopen since the first national restrictions where introduced in March 2020.  Due to the low number of businesses eligible for this grant in the borough we will contact those businesses directly with instructions for accessing the grants.

The detailed requirements for this grant are covered in the policy document.

If you have not been contacted by the Council and believe your business meets the criteria for this grant, please use the contact us form to make an enquiry.

Christmas Support Payment for Wet Led Pubs (PUBS)

This grant is available for pubs which derive more than 50% of their revenues from drink sales.

Apply now

Contact Us

If you have more questions regarding these grants or to get an update on the progress of your application.  Please complete the contact us using the form below. 

Contact us

To be alerted when grant applications go live and other updates please sign up to the business support enewsletter here and select the Business Support option when prompted.

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