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Covid-19 Business Grants

The Government has announced a number of support grants available to local businesses that have been severely impacted by Covid-19 restrictions.

 

Local Restrictions Support Grant (OPEN BUSINESSES)

This discretionary scheme is for businesses that were severely impacted by the localised restrictions that came into force on 24 October 2020 to 4 November 2020.

This scheme is primarily aimed at hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure businesses.

We will assess eligibility for this scheme from the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Businesses) applications completed by businesses. There will not be a separate application form.

Successful applicants will receive payment if they meet the eligible criteria. This can be viewed in our Local Restrictions Grant Policy below. 

If there is available funding after all applications have been assessed this policy may be reviewed and the scope of this scheme extended.

 

Local Restrictions Support Grant (CLOSED BUSINESSES)

This scheme is for businesses that are legally required to close from 5 November 2020 to 1 December 2020, and also legally required to close under local restrictions commencing 2 December 2020.

For further information on the qualifying criteria, and for details on how to apply, please click the below link:

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Businesses)

 

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)

This scheme is for businesses which have been legally forced to close from 23 March 2020 (Nightclubs, dance halls, discos and sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars). We will assess eligibility for this scheme from the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Businesses) applications completed by businesses. There will not be a separate application form.

 

Additional Restrictions Grant 

Phase 1 of this discretionary grant scheme is now open for applications.

For further information on the qualifying criteria and for details on how to apply, please click the below link:

Additional Restrictions Grant

 

Local Restrictions Grant Policy

For a copy of Stoke-on-Trent City Council's Local Restrictions Grant Policy please click the below link:

Local Restrictions Grant Policy

 

Updated guidance on financial support for businesses during coronavirus

For updated Government guidance on 'Financial Support for Businesses During Coronavirus (Covid-19)' please click the below link:

Financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19)