Business grant during local lockdown
The Welsh Government has extended the Restrictions Business Fund to support businesses (principally in the hospitality, tourism, leisure and non-essential retail sectors) with cash flow support and to help them survive the economic consequences of the additional restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19 which started on Friday 4th December 2020 and were extended on 25th January 2021.
The grant seeks to complement other Covid-19 response measures to support businesses, social enterprises and charitable organisations in Wales.
Please note that if you have already received a payment of £3,000 or £5,000 from the Non Domestic Rates Restrictions Business Fund you will have been automatically paid an additional payment of either £3,000 or £5,000 on the 11th February 2021 and DO NOT NEED to make a further application to this grant fund. If you have not yet made an application to the Non Domestic Rates Restrictions Business Fund then you should do this as soon as possible and your application will be considered for a payment of either £6,000 or £10,000. This will cover the NDR Restrictions grant and Extended Restrictions grant. The scheme has also been extended to include all properties with a Rateable Value of between £150,001 and £500,000 and qualifying businesses will receive a payment of £5,000.
Grants Available -
- Grant A: A £6,000 cash grant payment for hospitality businesses / hospitality not-for-profit organisations and non-essential retail businesses with Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) qualifying hereditaments with a rateable value of £12,000 or less.
- Grant B: A £10,000 cash grant payment for hospitality businesses / hospitality not-for-profit organisations and non-essential retail businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value between £12,001 and £51,000.
- Grant C: A £10,000 cash grant payment for hospitality businesses / hospitality not-for-profit organisations and non-essential retail businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value between £51,001 and £150,000.
- Grant D: A £5,000 cash grant payment for hospitality businesses / hospitality not-for-profit organisations and non-essential retail businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value between £150,001 and £500,000.
These grants will also be available to supply chains to hospitality, tourism and leisure businesses / hospitality, tourism and leisure not-for-profit organisations and retail businesses with qualifying properties that can evidence (on a self-declared basis) greater than 40% reduction in turnover as a direct result of new restrictions.
Those businesses will be asked to self-declare whether they have experienced a 40% reduction in turnover for the combined months of December 2020 and January 2021 as compared to the combined turnover for December 2019 and January 2020. If the business was not trading in December 2019, the comparison in turnover should be for the monthly combined monthly turnover for December 2020 and January 2021 vs combined monthly turnover for September 2020 and October 2020. The turnover reduction must be as a direct result of the new restrictions introduced on and since 4th December.
Eligible hospitality and non-essential retail businesses and not-for profit organisations do not need to make any form of self-declaration in respect of their turnover.
The applicant’s hereditament must have been on the NDR rating list as of the 1st September 2020 and the ratepayer needs to have been in occupation of the property as of the 30th November 2020.
Please only compete this application form if you are registered for Business Rates and receive a Business Rates bill each year (even if you have nothing to pay).
For further information please read the Restrictions Business Fund NDR Grant Guidance Document