If you think you are eligible for any of the currently available grants, you can apply now.

How to apply for the Restart Grant  

All businesses need to fill out a new application to be considered for this grant. There are no automatic payments made. If you have applied and received a payment from us already you should receive an email inviting you to register, but all businesses must submit an application through the Grant Approval system.  

The Grant Approval system requires all businesses to create an account. 

To successfully complete your application, you will need to provide documents to confirm your identity and support your case along with bank details for payment. The application process provides guidance on this. 

Apply for a restart grant

How to apply for a local restrictions support grant

The application form takes about 15 minutes to complete.

Any applications for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) submitted from Thursday 1st April 2021 onwards can only be considered and paid for the last 44-day payment from 16 February to 31 March.

Please note, if you have already applied for a Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) previously, you will automatically be paid for all periods of closure and you do not need to apply for the LRSG (Closed) grant again.

An application for the Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme does not cover you for the Restart grant. If eligible, please follow the instructions on this page to apply for a Restart grant separately.

Before you complete the form for any of the grants, get the following ready:

  • Your business rates account number if you have one (this is essential for LRSG (closed) and the Restart Grant)
  • Proof of identification, we will accept an image of your passport, driving license or financial accounts
  • The last two months’ bank statements and your October 2020 statement showing the sort code, account number, account name, and the transactions. This is so we can verify your bank details and see that your business was operational. If you have a business bank account it is important that you use the statements for this account. If you do not have a business account (i.e. you are a sole trader) then you can use a personal account providing they show transactions and business activity
  • Your Companies House number and registered company name if you have one. If you don’t have a Companies House number you’ll need to give either your National Insurance Number, VAT registration number, unique tax payer reference or charity number and upload evidence so we can verify.
  • Documents proving that you are occupying the property you are claiming for, such as leases, licenses to occupy, title deeds and rent statements
  • At least two utilities bills for your business
  • Evidence that you are still trading or that your business is active and ready to start trading once restrictions lift, this could include delivery notes, expenses receipts, purchase orders or sales receipts. They must clearly show the business you are claiming for.

Uploading evidence

You can take and upload photographs of the documents requested, including screengrabs of digital documents or photos of printed documents. Please make sure they are clear and easy to read to prevent delays.

The form accepts many commonly used file types including JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG, PDF and DOC. You can use your phone camera.

The file size limit is 10 MB for each file.

Apply for a local restricions support grant