COVID-19 business grants
On 22 February 2021, the Prime Ministered announced the Roadmap out of Lockdown that confirmed many non-essential businesses would be required to remain closed with further grant funding being made available to support them for the period up to 31 March 2021.
The recent Budget Announcement on 3 March 2021 indicated there will be additional restart grants for non-essential retail and larger awards for hospitality businesses to support their reopening activity. We do not have the finalised details on the amounts and when they can begin to be paid but when we know details will be published here.
This page details the grants that are available for those businesses affected by the lockdowns and other COVID-19 restrictions.
What are the latest business grants?
There are further grant payments under the Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) scheme to cover the period 16 February to 31 March 2021 (44 days).
These provide grant payment continuity for businesses who have already received payments under the LRSG schemes (so DO NOT have to apply again) and is also open to businesses who have not yet made an application. The businesses making their first application to Shropshire Council must meet the eligibility criteria to apply and will receive the new Roadmap lockdown grant from 16 February to 31 March 2021 as well as any of the previous grant payments they declare within the application form they are eligible for.
The Discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant (DARG) was closed to applications on 12 February 2021. Government have stated that the previous allocation of DARG funding will be the final allocation so no further monies have been made available for this to continue or for new applications to be made if the previous deadline was missed. If this changes further detail will be published on these pages.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have already submitted an application for a grant since November 2020, and have received a payment from us you do not need to apply again. We already have your details and if your business qualifies for a further grant award this will be made as soon as possible.
Frequently asked questions
We understand that this a hard time for businesses, and that you may have questions or concerns about the grants and the application process. To help, we have set up a dedicated page of frequently asked questions, which will be updated as needed. Please do take a look at these before contacting us.
We ask that you do not contact us to follow up on your request or payment. Doing so requires us to redirect limited resources to answer calls and individual enquiries, slowing our ability to check and process payments to everyone as quickly as possible.