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Covid-19 Business Grants

Additional Restrictions Grant 

On 16 June 2021, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issued an amendment to the Additional Restriction Grant guidance following the four-week extension to the Governments roadmap. This allowed Local Authorities to specifically help businesses that have remained closed or have been severely affected by this four-week extension, namely businesses such as Nightclubs, Theatres and also the Wedding Industry sector.

Phase 5 of the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme therefore aims to provide funding to the following businesses:

  • Nightclubs
  • Theatres
  • Travel Agents
  • Bridal Shops
  • Businesses whose sole trade relies on the wedding industry e.g. venue dressers which only dress wedding venues, and not any other venues/events

Businesses will receive payments as follows:

Rateable Value of premises

Grant amount

Rateable Value 15,000 and under


Rateable Value 15,001 to 50,999


Rateable Value 51,000 and over



Phase 5 is available for businesses on the rating list only.

Businesses do not need to apply and will be assessed from previous Local Restrictions Support Grant and Additional Restrictions Grant applications, and will receive funding automatically. All businesses identified will receive an email confirming eligibility and payment by Wednesday 30 June 2021.

If you believe your business qualifies in the above sectors and has not received a grant, please contact our Business Rates team on 01782 238274.

For further information about the Additional Restrictions Grant, please view our Local Restrictions Grant Policy below.


Local Restrictions Discretionary 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)