Coronavirus (Covid-19) business support grants provided by Allerdale Borough Council
The Government introduced a series of grant schemes to assist businesses ordered to close or severely impacted by restrictions in response to the threat posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The most recent schemes closed on 30 June 2021 and there are currently no grant schemes open to businesses in Allerdale.
We are finalising processing and payments relating to the Restart Grant and ARG Spring Back schemes. After this we will be assessing any Additional Restrictions Grant funding remaining and may be in a position to offer further support to businesses over the coming months. If that is the case full details will be published here.
Our website also has more information on help for businesses from other agencies, including help for the self-employed.
General notes on tax, data sharing and subsidy
Application information may be shared with central government or other bodies (e.g. National Fraud Initiative or the Cabinet Office) to help combat fraud.
Businesses may also be contacted for research purposes, and their data will be shared with BEIS for research and evaluation purposes.
Grant income received by a business is taxable, therefore funding paid under any of these schemes will be subject to tax and data may be shared with HMRC. Only businesses which make an overall profit once grant income is included will be subject to tax.
The Government and the Council will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud. Any business caught falsifying their records to gain grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error.
Following the departure of the UK from the EU and the end of the transition period, subsidy rules and requirements apply to these grant schemes under which there is a potential maximum of over £10.9 million. By accepting any of these Covid-19 business grant you must confirm that you are not in breach of these rules. More details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/complying-with-the-uks-international-obligations-on-subsidy-control-guidance-for-public-authorities.
We do not accept any liability for any issues that may arise for businesses because of applying for, receiving, or not receiving grant payments under this scheme.
If we have asked you to declare the amount of subsidy you have previously received, please complete the subsidy declaration form below and return it to us at the address stated, or email it to email@example.com. We can also email or post a form to you on request.
If you wish to refuse the grant we have paid for the premises, please complete the Refusal of Grant form below and return it to us at the address stated, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also email or post a form to you on request.
Grants we have administered previously
This scheme closed to applications on 31 March 2021 and we are dealing with outstanding applications at present.
This grant scheme closed on 31 March 2021.
This grant scheme closed on 31 March 2021.
This grant scheme closed to applications on 31 March 2021
Applications for these grants have now closed.
This grant scheme has now closed.
Additional Restrictions Grant (first round)
The scheme closed to applications on 15 December 2020.
Wet-led pubs Christmas Support Payment
The Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs was a one off £1,000 payment which was payable on top of grant funding available through the Local Restrictions Support Grant.
Wet-led pubs were defined as those who derive under 50% of their income from food sales. These businesses could be either open or closed under the restrictions in place at the time, but they had to be active businesses.
The scheme closed to all applications on 28 February 2021.
Second payment cycle covering 16 February to 31 March 2021
The Local Restrictions Support Grant for Closed Businesses was available until 31 March 2021.
Under the government's lockdown easing roadmap, payments were made in accordance with the following:
if your business has a property with a rateable value of £15,000 or less, you may have been eligible for a cash grant of £2,096 for this 44-day qualifying restrictions period
if your business has a property with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000, you may have been eligible for a cash grant of £3,143 for this 44-day qualifying restrictions period
if your business has a property with a rateable value of £51,000 or above, you may have been eligible for a cash grant of £4,714 for this 44-day qualifying restrictions period.
No applications can be accepted after 31 May 2021.