Shropshire Council

Local restrictions support grants

Following the announcement of the Roadmap out of Lockdown in February 2021 further grant funding was made available for those businesses who have to remain closed during February and March 2021.

The government advised the following grant schemes were available to those eligible businesses who occupy commercial property with a rateable valuation.

The government have advised that funds administered through the LRSG schemes (including CBLG and Christmas Support Payment) will be closing shortly for new applicants. If your business is based within one of the eligible sectors and you have not previously applied, we would urge you to make an application before these upcoming deadlines. Please note that these deadlines differ dependant on the date period and will close between Sunday 28 February and Monday 31 May. Confirmation of application closing dates can be found in the following details for each grant period.

Details on the recently announced Restart Grants can be found here.

LRSG scheme – for mid-February to end March 2021

The Local Restrictions Support Grant provides additional financial support to those businesses that have to remain closed during the 44-day period from 16 February to 31 March 2021.

Please note that applications are due to close for this period on Monday 31 May. Submissions must have been received by this date to be considered for this period.

Grants will again be provided to business based on rateable value:

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £2,096 for the 44 day restriction period
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £3,143 for the 44 day restriction period
  • Rateable value of £51,001 or more - £4,714 for the 44 day restriction period

We will start to allocate these grants imminently and payment will be made in one grant and not staged in 14 day periods as previous LRSG schemes. This means businesses will receive:

  • £2,096 for rateable values less than £15,000
  • £3,143 for rateable values between £15,001 and £51,000
  • £4,714 for rateable values over £51,001

This LRSG scheme for mid-February to end March 2021 will close to new applications on 31 May 2021 so please apply as soon as you are able. If you have previously applied to the LRSG scheme and received a grant payment you do not need to do anything your eligible amount will be bank transferred to you.

Please visit the gov.uk website to find out if you are eligible for the LRSG Scheme (open businesses).

If you think you are eligible, please apply now.

LRSG scheme – for January to mid-February 2021 (open and closed)

This scheme will remain open to applications until 31 March 2021.

The Local Restrictions Support Grant provides additional financial support to those businesses that have closed or remained open but have been severely impacted by the local restrictions, reductions in demand or income as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions within the following sectors:

  • Hospitality
  • Accommodation
  • Leisure

There are two grants that will be provided to business based on rateable value and paid for the period 5 Jan to 15 Feb inclusive:

  1. A continuation of the ‘each 14 day restriction period’ provision:
    • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £2,001
    • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £3,000
    • Rateable value of £51,001 or more - £4,500
  2. A one-off additional payment as a ‘Closed Business Lockdown Payment’ (CBL):
    • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £4,000
    • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £6,000
    • Rateable value of £51,001 or more - £9,000

In most cases these two grants are paid to businesses together so the following payments can be expected for this Jan to mid-Feb period:

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £6,001
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £9,000
  • Rateable value of £51,001 or more - £13,500

Please visit the gov.uk website to find out if you are eligible for the LRSG Scheme (open businesses).

If you think you are eligible, please apply now.

LRSG (open) scheme – for December 2020 tier restrictions

This scheme will remain open to applications until 31 March 2021.

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (open) provides additional financial support to those businesses that have remained open but have been severely impacted by the local restrictions, reductions in demand or income as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions within the following sectors:

  • Hospitality
  • Accommodation
  • Leisure

Grants will be provided to business based on rateable value:

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £467 for each 14 day restriction period
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £700 for each 14 day restriction period
  • Rateable value of £51,001 or more - £1,050 for each 14 day restriction period

We started to allocate grants in January 2021 for applications received from December 2020, and provided 2 x 14 day period payments. This means businesses would have received:

  • £934 for rateable values less than £15,000
  • £1,400 for rateable values between £15,001 and £51,000
  • £2,100 for rateable values over £51,001

Please visit the gov.uk website to find out if you are eligible for the LRSG Scheme (open businesses).

If you think you are eligible, please apply now.

LRSG (closed) scheme - for December 2020 tier restrictions

This scheme will remain open to applications until 31 March 2021.

Aimed at businesses such as wet pubs, who are subject to government mandated closure during Tier 2 or 3 restrictions. This scheme replaces the LRSG (closed) Addendum (National Lockdown) scheme for sectors forced to close due to the national lockdown enforced from 5 November 2020 to 2 December 2020.

Grants will be provided to business based on rateable value:

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £667 for each 14 day restriction period
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £1,000 for each 14 day restriction period
  • Rateable value of £51,001 or more - £1,500 for each 14 day restriction period

We started to allocate grants in January 2021 for December 2020, and provided 2 x 14 day period payments. This means businesses would have received:

  • £1,334 for rateable values less than £15,000
  • £2,000 for rateable values between £15,001 and £51,000
  • £3,000 for rateable values over £51,001

Please visit the gov.uk website to find out if you are eligible for the LRSG Scheme (closed businesses).

If you think you are eligible, please apply now.

LRSG (sector) scheme

This scheme will remain open to applications until 31 March 2021.

Aimed at nightclubs, casinos and sexual entertainment venues which have been under mandated closure since March 2020. Businesses within this sector will be contacted by our Business Rates service.

Please visit the gov.uk website to find out if you are eligible for the LRSG Scheme (sector).

Christmas Support Payment - wet-led pubs

This scheme is now closed to applications. Applications must have been received through LRSG by Sunday 28 February.

The Prime Minister announced support for pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than food. This is a one-off grant payment of £1,000 for those pubs which can demonstrate that under 50% of their income comes from food sales, regardless of whether they are open or closed due to Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions. This is available in addition to other grants for eligible pubs.

Businesses deemed eligible will be contacted directly to confirm their eligibility in due course.

You can find out more information on this support payment on the gov.uk website.

LRSG - businesses required to close from the 5 November 2020 to the 2 December 2020

If your business was forced to close when national restrictions were in force, any application we receive after the 3 December 2020 will be considered under this scheme first before considering other LRSG schemes that are available. As national restrictions have now ended, the payments are a one off payment for the period 5 November 2020 to the 2 December 2020 as per below:

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less, a grant payment of £1,334
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000, a grant payment of £2,000
  • Rateable value of £51,000 or more, a grant payment of £3000


Have you been previously awarded LRSG funding?

If you have already submitted an application for a LRSG grant because your business was required to close from the 5 November 2020 to the 16 February 2021, then 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 in due course. This includes businesses we have already paid. We will start sending email confirmation imminently.

Payments of further grants through the LRSG schemes and Christmas Support Payment (for wet-led pubs) will commence once further guidance and confirmation from government is provided. We appreciate your patience whilst we administer these schemes.

If your business has been severely affected by COVID related government restrictions, you may be eligible for further support through LRSG.



How to apply for the LRSG

For those in the pub, hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors – automatic awards will be made where you have recently been awarded a national grant during the November lockdown. Email confirmation will be sent to qualifying businesses starting mid-March 2021.

For all other businesses which fall into the categories above and have not previously applied for the LRSG schemes, please complete an online application form.

Before you apply, you must have the following information available to complete your application:

  • Business bank statements to evidence the business was trading in November 2020 and has seen a significant reduction in income as a result of COVID-19 (pre March lockdown and current bank statements)

Businesses that operate from multiple premises need to apply separately for each premise.

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.

Please also see our list of frequently asked questions for details on how long the process will take, when you will be paid (if your application is approved), and other similar topics.

If your business does meet the eligibility criteria, please

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