Additional Restrictions Grant - Phase 1

West Suffolk Council is reopening the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme to give help to many businesses who were not eligible for other grants but who have been required to close, as well as business who are part of supply chain for closed businesses.

These grants will be paid out of the £3.6m ARG money previously allocated to West Suffolk in November 2020 to pay out during lockdowns and restrictions during 2020 and 2021, as well as the subsequent recovery phase. On 5 January 2021, the Government announced a further top up to this scheme, but we are awaiting details of the allocation for West Suffolk..

The ARG January and February grant is open to:

  • Market traders selling “non-essential” goods
  • Small bed and breakfast businesses
  • Businesses that occupy shared spaces that are required to close
  • Home based businesses that are required to close
  • Mobile businesses that are required to close
  • Businesses in the supply chain for the retail, hospitality, leisure, events and tourism sectors
  • Community centres attached to places of worship.

The closing date for applications for ARG January and February is 15 February 2021.

The amounts that will be paid to each type of business are detailed in the table below. The grants are a contribution towards the fixed ongoing business costs and relate to the six weeks of the national restrictions announced by Government, starting on 5 January 2021.

Further phases of the ARG, to cover other forms of support will be announced at a later date.

How to apply

Eligible businesses can apply for business support grants using an online application form: COVID-19 Additional Restrictions support grant declaration.

Please read the eligibility criteria before completing the application form.

You will need certain information to hand when completing the form, or will need to submit it by email once your application has been submitted. Please check the list of information requirements.

If you have any queries regarding the application criteria or process then call 01284 776333 or if you require digital assistance to complete the form then please call Customer Services on 01284 763233, option seven.

Any business in the West Suffolk area concerned about their specific circumstances or confused about where they can go for support can email economic.development@westsuffolk.gov.uk or phone 01284 757114.

The table below outlines the level of grants available to each type of business.

 

Type of business Grant amount
A. Permanent market traders selling 'non-essential' goods.

The amounts below are the total grants based on the number of days a trader trades on a West Suffolk market each week

£650 for one day

£1300 for two days

£1950 for three days

£2478 for four days

B. Small bed and breakfast businesses.
  • 1-2 bed spaces: £190
  • 3-4 bed spaces: £375           
  • 5-6 beds spaces: £560
C. Businesses that occupy shared spaces, that are required to close. Up to £2,478
D. Businesses that occupy home-based premises, that are required to close. Up to £930
E. Mobile businesses, that are required to close. Up to £650
F. Businesses in the supply chain for the retail, hospitality, leisure, events and tourism sectors including those that are still operating but can demonstrate that their business has been severely adversely impacted by the national restrictions.
  • £2,478 for businesses occupying rated premises with rateable value of £15,000 or under

 

  • £3,715 for businesses occupying rated premises with rateable value of £15,001 to £50,999

 

  • £5,572 for businesses occupying rated premises with rateable value of £51,000 or over

 

  • £2,478 for businesses occupying a share of a rated premises

 

  • Up to £930 for home-based businesses with dedicated business space

 

  • Up to £650 for home-based or mobile businesses without dedicated space
G. Community centres attached to places of worship. £650