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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).

We are now in a position to offer further support to businesses.

Additional Restrictions Grant Final Round Payment Scheme

The Additional Restrictions Grant Final Round Payment Scheme is now open to receive applications from businesses in Allerdale from any sector who:

  • have not made an application for OR have not received a grant through any earlier Covid business grant schemes administered by Allerdale Borough Council
  • traded throughout the financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21
  • can demonstrate that Covid restrictions and regulations reduced their turnover in the financial year 2020/21 compared to 2019/20.

Full details of the scheme conditions are here. Read carefully before making your application to ensure you are eligible. 

The last date for receipt of applications is 12noon on Friday, November 12, 2021. No applications will be accepted after this time.

Levels of grant

The scheme provides grants as follows:

  • £2,000 if turnover down in 2020/21 compared to 2019/20 by at least £5,000 and less than £9,999
  • £4,000 if turnover down in 2020/21 compared to 2019/20 by at least £10,000 and less than £14,999 
  • £6,000 if turnover down in 2020/21 compared to 2019/20 by at least £15,000 and less than £19,999
  • £8,000 if turnover down in 2020/21 compared to 2019/20 by at least £20,000 and less than £24,999
  • £10,000 if turnover down in 2020/21 compared to 2019/20 by at least £25,000 or more. 

We reserve the right to change the amount of the grant awards, depending on the number of applications received.

Apply for the Final Round grant here

You will need to provide the following information and documents to upload with your application:

  • business name and contact details
  • date business established
  • company registration number (if you have one)
  • Unique Taxpayer Reference Number (if you are not a limited company)
  • accountant's statement or self-assessment tax return showing turnover/income for 2019/20 and 2020/21 tax years (1 April to 31 March)
  • a business bank statement clearly showing bank account name, business address, sort code and account number. This should be no more than two months old
  • Number of employees (if you have employees)
  • VAT number (if you are registered for VAT)
  • If you are a business rate payer, NNDR number.

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. 

Additional documents

Subsidy

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 revenues@allerdale.gov.uk. We can also email or post a form to you on request.

Subsidy Declaration form 293.5 KB

Grant refusal

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 business.grants@allerdale.gov.uk. We can also email or post a form to you on request.

LRSG grant refusal form 289.0 KB

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.

This scheme closed to applications on 30 June 2021.