COVID-19 support for business - grants
West Suffolk Council is responsible for administering Government financial support for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since March the Government has launched a number of different grant schemes. Each of these schemes has different criteria depending on the time period it relates to, the restrictions that were in place or the types of businesses who can apply.
The time periods for which grants are currently available are set out below. By clicking on the different buttons below, businesses can access the detailed eligibility criteria and the relevant application forms for the various schemes.
Businesses may be eligible for more than one of these time periods. While businesses must complete separate forms for each, the maximum number of forms that needs to be completed is three. Previous successful applicants will only need to check the business and payment information they previously submitted and make a declaration, if the person who most recently applied is completing the form.
Grants for businesses in the rating system who were required to close during November. 2 to 25 December 2020 (for open businesses)
Grants for hospitality, accommodation and leisure businesses who were open during December but impacted by tier 2 restrictions on social mixing. 2 to 25 December 2020 (for closed pubs)
Grants for wet-led pubs that were closed in tier 2 due to not serving substantial meals.
26 December 2020 to– 15 February 2021
Grants for businesses who were required to close from 26 December onwards (under Tier 4 and national lockdown restrictions).
Businesses in the supply chain for those required to close can also apply for grants from 26 December onwards including Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG).
Christmas support payments
Until 31 January 2021, pubs who before COVID-19 got less than 50 per cent of their income from food sales can apply for Christmas support payments. The application process for this is included in the forms for other December grants so eligible businesses do not need to complete a separate application.
- Grants for businesses in the rating system who were required to close during November 2020
- Test and Trace Support Payment
- COVID-19 - Advice on national restrictions for businesses
- COVID-19 Advice for food businesses
- Safer places - business information pack
- COVID-19 support for business - advice and guidance