Local restrictions support grants
Following the end of National Restrictions on the 2 December 2020 Shropshire was placed into COVID Alert Level: High (Tier 2).
The government advised the following grant schemes were available, and on 5 January 2021, the Chancellor announced a one-off top up grant for affected businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, worth up to £9,000 per property to help businesses through to the Spring.
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 2 December 2020, 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 from Thursday 17 December 2020 through to the new year.
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 from Thursday 17 December 2020.
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 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, pleaseApply now »