Business grants

Support for businesses during national restrictions from 5 November 2020

England is now under national restrictions.

The following support grants are available from Haringey Council.

If you are awarded a grant, you may be contacted for research purposes, and your data will be shared with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy for research and evaluation purposes.

Business grants available now

Local Restrictions Support Grant LRSG (businesses required to close on 5 November) Addendum:

Local Restrictions Support Grant LSRG (Sector):

Please note that these grants are only available to businesses who get a Business Rates Bill.

If you do not get a Business Rates Bill, you may be able to apply for Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).


Business grants coming soon

Local Restrictions Support Grant LSRG Open (Tier 2):

  • This is a discretionary grant for businesses in the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors

Additional Restrictions Grant:

  • This is a discretionary scheme to support businesses which have not been legally required to close but have been severely impacted by restrictions.

It is also for businesses which were required to close but are not ratepayers

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Local Restrictions Support Grant (businesses required to close on 5 November)

The Local Restrictions Support Grant LRSG (businesses required to close on 5 November) Addendum supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions between 5 November and 2 December 2020.

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • is based in Haringey
  • occupies property on which it pays business rates (and is the ratepayer)
  • has been required to close because of the national restrictions from 5 November to 2 December 2020
  • has been unable to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises

For example, this could include non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.

It could also include businesses that operate primarily as an in-person venue, but which have been forced to close those services and provide a takeaway-only service instead.

Eligible businesses can get one grant for each non-domestic property.

You cannot get funding if:

  • you can continue to operate during the period of restrictions because you do not depend on providing direct in-person services from your premises (for example accountants)
  • you have chosen to close, but have not been required to close as part of national restrictions
  • you have exceeded the permitted state aid limit

How much is the grant and when will it be paid?

The amount you get depends on the rateable value of your premises. You will receive support on a rolling 28-day basis for as long as national restrictions apply, as shown below:

Table: Rateable value and support amount

Rateable value of premisesGrant payment 28-day restriction period
£15,000 or under£1,334
£15,001-£50,999£2,000
£51,000 or over£3,000

You can find the rateable value of your premises on your latest business rates bill, or check our commercial premises register online.

Do state aid rules apply to you?

The Local Restrictions Support Grant counts towards state aid.

The rules are fully explained in the government state aid guidance (external link)

You must confirm that you are not in breach of these rules before we can pay you.

How to apply

If you meet the criteria for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed), as described above, you can apply online using the button below. We will review your application and let you know if you are entitled to a payment.

Apply for Local Restrictions Support Grant Businesses required to close on 5 November

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Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)

The Local Restrictions Support Grant LSRG (Sector) supports businesses that have been closed due to the national restrictions.

Eligible businesses include:

  • nightclubs, dance halls, and discotheques
  • adult entertainment venues and hostess bars

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • is based in Haringey
  • occupies property on which it pays business rates (and is the ratepayer)
  • has been closed since 23 March 2020 because of national restrictions

Eligible businesses can get one grant per non-domestic property.

You cannot get funding if:

  • you have re-opened as another type of business (for example, changing a nightclub to a bar)
  • your business is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register
  • you have exceeded the permitted state aid threshold

Do state aid rules apply to you?

The Local Restrictions Support Grant counts towards state aid.

The rules are fully explained in the government state aid guidance (external link).

You must confirm that you are not in breach of these rules before we can pay you.

How to apply

We have already contacted all businesses that are eligible for this grant.


Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)

The Local Restrictions Support Grant LRSG (Open) supports businesses that have been severely impacted due to temporary local restrictions.

Businesses that have not had to close but which have been severely impacted due to local restrictions (Local COVID alert levels: High or Very High) may be eligible for this grant.

Eligible businesses may be entitled to a cash grant from Haringey Council for each 28 day period under local restrictions.

The government has also announced that Local councils have the discretion to provide grant funding for businesses under this scheme. Councils will use their discretion in identifying the right businesses to receive this funding, based on their application process.

  • We will publish full details of the local scheme as soon as it is finalised

Initial eligibility

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • is based in Haringey
  • is in an area subject to local restrictions since 1 August 2020 and has been severely impacted because of the local restrictions
  • was established before the introduction of restrictions for Local COVID alert level: High
  • has not had to close but has been impacted by local restrictions

The Government has given Local councils the freedom to decide the precise eligibility criteria for these grants. However, the Government also expects the funding to be targeted at hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure businesses. Haringey will publish details of the local scheme as soon as it is finalised.

Businesses excluded from the fund

You cannot get funding if:

  • your business was established after the introduction of local restrictions in Haringey
  • your business is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register
  • you have exceeded the permitted state aid threshold

As soon as more details are available and applications open, we will update this page and advertise through our social media channels and the Haringey Business Bulletin:

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Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) supports businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed.

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides grant funding to support closed businesses that do not directly pay business rates, as well as businesses that do not have to close but which are impacted.

In addition, larger grants can be given than those made through LRSG (Closed).

The Government says that local councils can determine which businesses to target and determine the amount of funding from the ARG.

Eligibility

Haringey is currently determining the eligibility criteria for these grants. However, the Government expects the funding to help those businesses which - while not legally forced to close - are nonetheless severely impacted by the restrictions.

This could include:

  • businesses which supply the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors
  • businesses in the events sector
  • business required to close but which do not pay business rates
  • businesses excluded from the fund

You cannot get funding it your business is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register.

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Further Information

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Page last updated:

1 December 2020