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Financial support for businesses during national lockdowns

If your business was ordered to close and your business premises are on the local rating list, you may be eligible for a grant under the Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme (Closed) providing you were open and providing in-person services from your business premises on 16 January 2021 (or would have been open but for earlier national restrictions).

The level of grant available depends on the rateable value of your business premises on 16 January 2021.

For the third national lockdown period 2 (16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021):

  • Properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under are eligible for £2,096
  • Properties with a rateable value between £15,001 and £50,999 are eligible for £3,143
  • Properties with a rateable value of £51,000 and above are eligible for £4,714

Online applications for this period can only be accepted up to 31 May 2021.

If you have not already applied, you will need to submit an application.

Please have the following information to hand before you apply:

  • Business Rate account number
  • Company number (if applicable)
  • VAT Registration Number (if applicable)
  • Proof of bank details (paying-in slip, blank cheque or copy bank statement)

Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) Scheme - Discretionary

We also have funding to help businesses that were required to close, but are not registered for business rates or are able to remain open but have been severely impacted by the national lockdown restrictions. This will include businesses that supply the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors and businesses in the events sector. To qualify for this funding, businesses must have been trading in the Sevenoaks District on the first day of the restrictions and have business premises in the Sevenoaks District. View the Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) Scheme policy

Apply for a grant for a period of national restrictions

Anyone caught falsifying their records to make a fraudulent application for any of the available grants will be prosecuted and ordered to repay the money.

Grants under these schemes are considered to be government Subsidies. It is the responsibility of the business to ensure they do not accept grant payments that would exceed the Subsidy limits. If the limit is exceeded, the grant may be required to be repaid.

Apply for a support grant

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