Covid Grants

Update on 22 January 2021: 

We have awarded the January lockdown grants to those that previously received a Closed Addendum payment. An email has been sent to those eligible using Gov.notify.

Business Support Package for January Lockdown

Closed Business Lockdown Payment (CBLP) – 5 January 2021 to 15 February 2021

In addition to the Local Restrictions Grants, the Closed Business Support Payment has been introduced to support businesses with a business rates account that fall within the Non Essential Retail, Personal Care, Hospitality, Leisure and Sports Facility sectors that have been legally required to close during National Lockdown. 

This grant scheme will be paid at the rates below.

  • £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000
  • £9,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

This payment will be in addition to the Local Restrictions Lockdown Grant (Closed) Addendum: 5 January payment.

Both grants will be paid together as a one off payment for the initial period of 42 days from the national lockdown start date of 5 January 2021.

Rateable Value ThresholdClosed Business Lockdown Payment                  Closed Addendum: 5 JanuaryTotal Payment (42 day period)

£1 - £15,000

£4,000£2,001£6,001

£15,001 - £50,999

£6,000£3,000£9,000

£51,000 upwards

£9,000£4,500£13,500

 

Local Restrictions Support Grant Closed Addendum, Tier 4 – 31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021 and National Lockdown

Tier 4 payments are paid under the Closed Addendum scheme. They will be pro-rata for the short period that Erewash Borough Council were placed in this Tier before the National Lockdown commenced. The amounts payable to businesses will be the same in Tier 4 and National Lockdown.

This will be paid under the Local Restrictions Grants previously used. Payments for Closed addendum Tier 4 are paid on the basis of the amounts below.

Rateable Value Threshold

Grant amount based on 14 days Grant amount based on 5 day Tier 4 period (31 December 2020 - 4 January 2021)

£1 - £15,000

£667£238

£15,001 - £50,999

£1,000£357

£51,000 upwards

£1,500£536

 

How to apply for the January package

If your business is mandated to close and you have received a previous Closed Addendum grant there is no need to reapply for the Closed Business Lockdown Payment or Local Restrictions Support Payment Closed Addendum Tier 4/January payment. This will be awarded automatically. An email will be sent when these have been awarded.

If you have not received a previous Local Restriction Support Grant Closed Addendum and you think you might be eligible, please complete our ‘LRSG Closed Addendum’ form in your My Erewash business account.

Sign in/Register for a My Erewash Business account 

Business Grant Funding

Local Restriction Support Grant (Open) Tier 2 or 3

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) is a scheme designed to support businesses that were affected when entering Tier 2 local restrictions in Erewash on 17th October 2020.

'Open' means that your business is able to remain open but has been severely impacted by our local area entering Tier 2 or 3.

Awards will be for each 28-day period that the area remains in Tier 2 or in Tier 3 (or awarded on a pro-rata basis if the period is less than 28 days). Please note, that this scheme is suspended from 5th November 2020 when England entered national COVID-19 restrictions. Erewash entered Tier 3 restrictions with effect from 2nd December 2020.

Businesses providing the following services are eligible to apply for the grant

  • Hospitality, Leisure, Hotel,Bed & Breakfast; and
  • Have a business premises, Business Rates account and a rateable value.

Awards will be based on the business premise rateable value as follows:

  • Grants of up to £934 per 28-day period for businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on the date of the commencement of the local restrictions.
  • Grants of up to £1,400 per 28-day period for businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on the date of the commencement of the local restrictions.
  • Grants of up to £2,100 per 28-day period for businesses occupying hereditaments with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above on the date of the commencement of the local restrictions.

The application form is available on our Business Portal. Businesses operating more than one premises that is affected by Erewash entering Tier 2 or 3, must submit a separate application for each premises.

You must have a My Erewash business account to complete an application. You can either sign in or register using the link below.

Sign in/Register for a My Erewash Business account 

If you have any difficulties registering or signing in to your business account please contact us

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Tier 3

The Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) scheme is to support businesses that that have been legally required to close as a result of Erewash entering Tier 3 on 2nd December 2020. 

'Closed' means that your business is mandated to remain closed in Tier 3.

This scheme will be administered in line with Government requirements.

  • For businesses that have a Business Rates account and were legally required to close on 2nd December 2020.
  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on the date of the commencement of the local restrictions will receive a payment of £667 per 14-day qualifying restriction period.
  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on the date of the commencement of the local restrictions will receive a payment of £1,000 per 14-day qualifying restriction period.
  • Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above on the commencement date of the local restrictions, will receive £1,500 per 14-day qualifying restriction period.

Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed) Addendum

The closed addendum scheme runs when local restrictions are imposed by the government at Tier 4 or for any National Lockdown period (for example 5th November to 2nd December 2020).

'Closed Addendum' is simply what the Government has called the grant where businesses are mandated to close during Tier 4 or national lockdown restrictions. 'Closed Addendum' does not mean the scheme is closed or that you can no longer apply.

Businesses providing the following services are eligible to apply for the 'Closed Addendum' grant:

  • Non-Essential Retail
  • Leisure
  • Personal Care
  • Sports Facilities
  • Hospitality Businesses

Businesses must have been forced to close for the national lockdown or Tier 4 period and have a rateable value.

To receive funding you must:

  • Have made the council aware that you occupied a property directly before the restrictions were put in place, and pay business Rates to Erewash Borough Council (if in receipt of rate relief you are also eligible).
  • Be closed to customers or have adapted your business to offer a food takeaway, collection or delivery service where you normally provide substantive seated restaurant or bar service.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1200) outline businesses that are required to close, these are listed together with further information on the Government's website.

There are a number of exclusions which are:

  • Businesses that have been able to stay open because they are deemed to be offering 'essential retail' or guest houses and hotels that are able to stay open to offer overnight accommodation to key workers
  • Businesses whose substantive business is a take away
  • Businesses that are able to continue to trade because they do not depend on providing direct in-person services from premises and can operate their services effectively remotely (e.g. accountants, solicitors)
  • Businesses that have chosen to close but not been required to will not be eligible for this grant. This includes business premises which were already closed directly before the restrictions were imposed
  • Businesses which have already reached the state aid limit
  • Business which are subject to insolvency or striking off action are not eligible for funding under this scheme
  • Specific businesses subject to national closures since 23 March 2020 will not be eligible for this funding. This includes nightclubs and sexual entertainment venues where grants will be paid under a separate scheme for nationally mandated business closures

Funding is again based on your rateable value and the following thresholds and payments will apply:

Rateable Value Threshold

Grant amount based on 28 day National Lockdown Period, 5th November to 2nd DecemberGrant amount based on 14 day Tier 4 restrictions

£1 - £15,000

£1,334£667

£15,001 - £50,999

£2,000£1000

£51,000 upwards

£3,000£1500

You must have a My Erewash business account to complete an application. You can either sign in or register using the link below. Business operating more than one premises that is subject to the order to close must complete a separate application for each premises.

Sign in/Register for a My Erewash Business account 

If you have any difficulties registering or signing in to your business account please contact us.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) 

The government has provided local authorities with additional funding to help businesses which, while not legally forced to close, are nonetheless severely impacted by the restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19 (e.g. businesses which supply the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors, or businesses in the events sector) and businesses outside the business rates system, which are legally required to close.

Grant funding will be available retrospectively for eligible Micro and Small businesses who were trading on the 4 November 2020 in Erewash and have seen a reduction in turnover of 20% or more. Businesses that are eligible for the scheme will be entitled to receive a one off grant payment for the 28 days of the national restrictions being 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020.

One grant will be considered per qualifying business for the 28 day National Restrictions.

For more information or to check if you are eligible see our Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme. Enquiries about the scheme can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Restrictions Grant applications will be accepted from 1st December 2020 and will cover the National Lockdown period of the period of 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020. Closing date for completed Additional Restrictions Grant applications is 31st January 2021. This closing date applies to the Additional Restrictions Grant only for the period 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020.

The ARG application form is available online on our Business Portal.You must have a My Erewash business account to complete an application. You can either sign in or register using the link below.

Sign in/Register for a My Erewash Business account 

If you have any difficulties registering or signing in to your business account please contact us.

Christmas Support Payment (CSP) for wet-led pubs

  • A one-off £1,000 Christmas grant for 'Wet-led pubs' in Tiers 2 and 3 for all or part of the period between 2 and 29 December 2020.
  • Pubs that mainly serve alcohol rather than food will be eligible for the Christmas Support Payment.
  • The payment will be a one-off for December and will be paid on top of the existing Local Restriction Support Grants for businesses.
  • This will cover those in both Tier 2 and 3 that were forced to reduce their operations as a result of the latest regional measures put in place to contain transmission of the virus. 

What is a 'wet-led pub'?

For the purposes of this grant, a wed-led pub is a pub that mainly serves alcohol. A pub under normal circumstance (without local or national restrictions) can be described as:

  • Open to the general public;
  • Allow free entry (other than when the occasional entertainment is provided);
  • Allow drinking without requiring food to be consumed; and
  • Permit drinks to be purchased at a bar

How long will the scheme run for?

The scheme will close on 29 December 2020. Final applications must be received by Erewash Borough Council by 31 January 2021. If you are eligible a payment will be granted as soon as possible and no later than 28 February 2021. 

Exclusions to Christmas Support Payment funding

  • The funding is restricted to businesses that are registered for business rates.
  • Businesses in areas moving from Tier 1 to Tier 2 or Tier 3 after 29 December 2020 will not be eligible to receive funding
  • Pubs that derive over 50% of their income from food sales will not be eligible to receive funding through this grant scheme
  • Businesses that have already received grant payments that equal the maximum levels of State aid permitted under the de minimis, the Covid-19 Temporary State Aid Framework and all other UK schemes under the terms of the European Commission’s Temporary Framework will not be eligible to receive funding
  • Businesses that are in administration, insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made, are not eligible for funding under this scheme
  • Restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, hotels, snack bars, guesthouses, boarding houses, sporting venues, music venues, festival sites, theatres, museums, exhibition halls, cinemas, concert halls and casinos.
  • The grant award is at the discretion of the council, the decision of the council is final, and there is no right of appeal.
  • Some businesses may receive more than one grant where they have more than one eligible rated premises, individual applications need to be made for each premises.

How much can I receive?

The grant is a flat rate of £1,000.

How to apply

You may have received an email from us with instructions. Alternatively you will need to complete the online Christmas Support Payment form via your My Erewash business account.

Sign in/Register for a My Erewash Business account 

If you have any difficulties registering or signing in to your business account please contact us.

State Aid

Local Restrictions Support Grants count towards state aid. Payments count towards the total de minimis state aid allowed over a three-year period (€200,000). If you have reached that threshold, you may still be eligible for funding under the COVID-19 Temporary Framework where the limit is €800,000.

Tax implications

Grant income received by a business is taxable. The Local Restrictions Support Grant will need to be included as income in the tax return of the business.

Privacy Notice 

For information on how we treat the data you provide to us when applying for a business grant, please see the Covid Business Grants Privacy Notice on our Privacy Notice page