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Local Authority Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary)

Guidance for applications to Corby Borough Council 

Local Authority Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary) 

Application window closed – 5pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

This guidance is intended to support businesses which are based in the geographical area of the Borough of Corby, applying to Corby Borough Council for a grant from the Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary) Fund. 

On 31 October 2020 the Government announced new national restrictions which came into force on 5th November 2020 to help manage the response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, they confirmed funding support which is to be directed to businesses that were required to close (opens in new window). The Government recognised that some businesses that were required to close may not have commercial premises, and others whilst not mandated to close would be significantly impacted as they support or supply these businesses.  

  • Local authorities have been provided a one-off funding allocation and are to administer the following grants to their local economy.
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG). The scheme is only available to those who pay business rates, including businesses who receive Small Business Rate Relief, and whom have been mandated to close by the Government. Businesses can apply here and find more information by visiting https://www.corby.gov.uk/home/covid-19-coronavirus/businesses
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG). This scheme will be delivered in a phased approach. The first phase ‘Discretionary’ is detailed within these guidance notes and applications can be made by visiting www.corby.gov.uk Further information on future phases will be published in December 2020.

Full guidance is available:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploa...

This is an additional fund to the Local Restrictions Grant, however the first phase ‘Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary)’ is aligned closely to ensure consistency across those business sectors impacted by mandatory closure. 

 

1. Businesses eligible for the Local Restrictions Grant are not eligible to apply for the first phase ‘Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary)’, however will be eligible to apply for future related phases under the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme. This is to ensure a consistent approach is taken across the sectors most impacted by the national lockdown between 5th November and 2nd December. 

2. In determining the appropriate level of grant, the local authority have aligned it closely with the grant awards being made under the Local Restriction Support Grant, this will be determined by the associated business premises rateable value, or where a rateable value doesn’t exist, the size of the business as categorised by:

  • Micro Business; you must meet at least two of the following conditions:
    • a turnover of £632,000 or less
    • £316,000 or less on its balance sheet
    • 10 employees or less
  • Small Business; you must meet at least two of the following conditions:
    • a turnover of £10.2 million or less
    • £5.1 million or less on its balance sheet
    • 50 employees or less
  • Medium Business; you must meet at least two of the following conditions:
    • annual turnover must be no more than £36 million
    • the balance sheet total must be no more than £18 million
    • the average number of employees must be no more than 250
For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under OR Micro Business with no rateable value £1,334 grant
For properties with a rateable value of over £15,000 and below £51,000 OR Small Business with no rateable value  £2,000 grant
For properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over OR Medium Business with no rateable value  £3,000 grant

If the applicant does not disclose the associated business rate number (where applicable), or incorrectly categorises their business, this could lead to a delay in processing your application or being refused a grant.

3. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence to support their application, please see section 27 for more information. 

4. The grant will be subject to state aid limits and businesses will be required to complete a state aid declaration as part of the application process.

5. The business must have been open and trading on 4th November 2020.

6. Companies that are in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made are not eligible for funding under this scheme. 

7. Grants will not be paid in respect of properties that were empty or unoccupied on 4th November 2020, even if business rates were charged.

Application window closed – 5pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020.

The right is reserved to close the application window early subject to demand.

Evidence must be uploaded:

Information

Evidence Required

Guide

     
Payment Details and active trading on or before 4th November 2020 Copy of latest business bank statement showing, name address, sort code, account number and activity of trade  Must match the name of the business or individual listed on the business rates bill or any other business related information.
     
Business Name and Categorisation  Business Rate number (where applicable), confirmation of being micro, small or medium business and tax return information  Must demonstrate correct categorisation and meeting criteria of eligible business sector. The council will verify all applicant evidence using information including; business name and registration, VAT number, Self-Assessment UTR 
     
Significant adverse impact due to national lockdown (5 Nov – 2 Dec 2020) Declaration and further information on request This primarily relates to businesses who are not mandated to close but adversely impacted 

 

Last updated: Thursday 4th February 2021 02:08:22 PM
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