COVID-19 Grant Schemes

It is expected that all payments for eligible applications, and where there are no outstanding queries, will be processed by Sunday 28 February 2021. If you have been asked to provide additional information or evidence, please do so as soon as possible. 

Application process

Important: If you have already applied for the previous Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) or Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) you do not need to re-apply. We will make a payment or contact you for more information.

If you have NOT previously submitted a grants application and believe you are eligible, please email us at LRSG@haringey.gov.uk and we will send you an application form.

We will endeavour to respond to all emails to LRSG@haringey.gov.uk within 5 working days.
 

National lockdown and Tier 4 grants

Support for businesses impacted by Tier 4 restrictions and the current National lockdown.

Previous grant schemes

Support for businesses impacted by the previous restrictions (before 20 December) and for which you could apply up to 11 January.

State Aid

All COVID-19 grant schemes count towards State Aid limits. Make sure you know all the rules before applying.


National lockdown and Tier 4 grant schemes

The government has announced details of the grants that will be available to support businesses impacted by Tier 4 restrictions and the current National lockdown (from 5 January 2021).

The National lockdown and Tier 4 grant schemes are:

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum 

For businesses that have been mandated to close during Tier 4 (20 December – 4 January) and the most recent National lockdown (from 5 January).

This scheme is an extension of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) (Closed) scheme but has been adapted for the new period of National lockdown. Eligibility criteria for the LRSG (Closed) Addendum will be the same as in the previous round of grants.

The following thresholds apply to the LRSG (Closed) Addendum in Tier 4 (20 December – 4 January):

Rateable valuePayment
Up to £15,000£667 per 14-day cycle
£15,001 to £50,999£1,000 per 14-day cycle
£51,000 and over£1,500 per 14-day cycle

The following thresholds apply to LRSG (Closed) Addendum during National lockdown (5 January onwards):

Rateable valuePayment
Up to £15,000Up to £2,001 per 42-day qualifying restriction period
£15,001 to £50,999Up to £3,000 per 42-day qualifying restriction period
£51,000 and overUp to £4,500 per 42-day qualifying restriction period

Application process


Closed Business Lockdown Payment (CBLP)

One-off top-up grant for all businesses mandated to close during the National lockdown. 

Eligibility criteria for the CBLP will be the same as for the LRSG (Closed) Addendum. 

The following funding thresholds apply to the CBLP:

Rateable valuePayment
Up to £15,000£4,000
£15,001 to £50,999£6,000
£51,000 and over£9,000

Application process


Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

Discretionary grants for businesses that are not legally required to close but have been severely impacted by restrictions.

New applications eligible for the Additional Restrictions Grant are currently on hold, but your application will be held on file until processing of these particular grants recommences.

Eligibility criteria for the ARG will be the same as in the previous round of grants.

Application process

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Previous grant schemes

The previous grant schemes (for which you could apply up to 11 January 2021) are:

Local Restrictions Support Grant and Additional Restrictions Grant schemes

General eligibility criteria:

  • Businesses in administration, are insolvent or where a striking off notice has been made are ineligible
  • Businesses operating from residential premises are ineligible
  • Premises used solely for storage purposes are ineligible
  • Only businesses located in Haringey are eligible
  • Businesses had to have been a viable trading business the day before relevant restrictions came into force

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Local Restrictions Grant Scheme (Open)

For businesses who have not been required to close but have been severely impacted by High or Very High (Tier 2 and Tier 3) restrictions and is aimed at hospitality, accommodation, and leisure businesses.

This scheme applies to the period the borough was in Tier 2 restrictions (16 October to 4 November and 2 December to 15 December) and from the 16 December.

Eligible businesses

Hospitality, Accommodation and Leisure businesses only will be eligible under this scheme. This is in accordance with businesses targeted in the guidance, and the basis on which the council funding allocation has been calculated by the Government.

  • Only businesses registered on the business rates system will be eligible and payments will be made to the registered ratepayer
  • Payments will be made for each eligible hereditament

Grant payment levels

Rateable valuePayment
Up to £15,000Up to £467 per 14-day cycle
£15,001 to £50,999up to £700 per 14-day cycle
£51,000 and overUp to £1,050 per 14-day cycle

In the event application numbers exceed the funding allocation, grant payments will be pro-rated accordingly.

In the event application numbers are lower than the funding allocation, further decisions will be taken on the application of residual funds within the council’s proper procedures and in accordance with the approved scheme.

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Additional Restrictions Grant

For businesses adversely impacted by National Restrictions (5 November to 2 December and 5 January to 15 February), Very high (Tier 3) restrictions (16 December to 19 December), and Tier 4 restrictions (20 December to 4 January).

It can be used for business support activities, but this is expected to primarily take the form of discretionary grants.

Local authorities have been encouraged to develop schemes that help businesses not legally forced to close but are severely impacted by restrictions such as the Retail, Hospital and Leisure supply chain and the events sector.

Support can also be provided to businesses outside of the rates system which have been forced to close under restrictions.

This scheme applies to the period of National Restrictions (5 November to 2 December) and the period of Very High (Tier 3) restrictions commencing 16 December and any such period thereafter, as described above.

Eligible businesses

The following groups are eligible to apply under this scheme:

  • Retail, hospitality and leisure supply chain and the events sector (registered ratepayers and non-ratepayers)
  • Non-ratepayer businesses required to close
  • In-person businesses not required to close but who are severely impacted by restrictions

For businesses registered on the business rates system, payments will be made to the registered ratepayer. For non-ratepayer businesses, payments will be made to the business owner.

Payments will be made for each eligible hereditament or premises.

If your main business activity has been required to close, but you have been able to operate as a takeaway, click and collect or delivery services, then you are considered to be closed (providing your main business activity prior to restrictions was not take away, click and collect or delivery based).

Grant payment levels

A higher level of grant is to be made to the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure supply chain and the events sector, in recognition that these businesses have not received any support through grants packages to date and of the impact of restrictions on these businesses.

Table: Grant payment levels for ratepayers

Rateable valuePayment
Up to £15,000Up to £2,500
£15,001 to £50,999Up to £5,000
£51,000 and overUp to £7,500

For non-ratepayers, annual rent equivalent to rateable value banding will be applied.

For non-ratepayer businesses required to close, grants will be paid in line with the guidance for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed businesses).

Table: Grant payment levels for non-ratepayers

Annual rentPayment
Up to £15,000Up to £1,334
£15,001 to £50,999Up to £2,000
£51,000 and overUp to £3,000

For in-person businesses not required to close but severely impacted, grants will be paid in line with guidance for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open).

Table: payment levels for in-person businesses

Rateable valuePayment
Up to £15,000Up to £934
£15,001 to £50,999Up to £1,400
£51,000 and overUp to £2,100

The payments detailed for the Additional Restrictions Grant are the total grant payments for the period 5 November to 1 December 2020. Additional payments will be made to eligible businesses for the periods described above and adjusted to reflect the number of days in each period.

In the event application numbers exceed the funding allocation, grant payments will be pro-rated accordingly.

In the event application numbers are lower than the funding allocation, further decisions will be taken on the application of residual funds within the council’s proper procedures and in accordance with the approved scheme. This will also include any decisions on the use of this fund for other business support activities.

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Local Restrictions Support Grant (businesses required to close)

For businesses required to close under High or Very High (Tier 2 and Tier 3) restrictions.

Businesses required to close differ between the two levels of restriction and details can be found on GOV.UK (external link).

If your main business activity has been required to close, but you have been able to operate take away, click and collect or delivery services, then you are considered to be closed (providing your main business activity prior to restrictions was not take away, click and collect or delivery based).

This applies to the period the borough was in High Tier 2 restrictions (2 December to 15 December), and the period the borough is Very high Tier 3 restrictions (16 December onwards).

Grant levels

For businesses required to close under High or Very High (Tier 2 and Tier 3) restrictions, grant payments will be:

Rateable valuePayment
Up to £15,000£667 per 14-day cycle.
£15,001 to £50,999£1,000 per 14-day cycle
£51,000 and over£1,500 per 14-day cycle

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Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs

For pubs that receive less than 50% of their sales income from food and had to remain closed after the National Restrictions (5 November to 2 December) as they did not serve food.

This is a one-off grant payment of £1,000. This is for local authorities which were under High or Very High (Tier 2 and Tier 3) restrictions for all or part of the period between 2 and 29 December 2020.

Officers have been contacting pubs in the borough, who will be applying for other grants available to ensure they are aware of the criteria and considered for this additional one-off payment.

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State Aid

These grant schemes count towards State Aid limits. Businesses will need to confirm, as part of the application process, that by accepting any grant, they are not in breach of State Aid rules. In receiving the grant all businesses are also confirming their full eligibility under the state aid rules. State Aid rules can be found here (external link).

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Further Information

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Page last updated:

19 February 2021