Grant payments for businesses affected by local and national restrictions

Additional grant schemes

The government has allocated two pots of funding to be distributed to businesses.

Additional Restrictions Support Grant

This scheme supports businesses that:

  • have had to close but are not on the business rates list, for example, market traders and home-based businesses
  • are on the business rates list that have not been forced to close but have been affected by the restrictions resulting from the national lockdown

Before you apply

Before you start your application, you will need to have the following information:

  • personal ID: Passport or Driving Licence
  • Business Rates Account Number (if applicable)
  • VAT registration number (if applicable)
  • company registration number (if applicable)
  • Unique Tax Payer Reference (UTR) (If applicable)
  • charity registration number (if applicable)
  • Self-assessment Number (if applicable)
  • Partnership Number (if applicable)
  • National Insurance Number
  • business bank sort code
  • business bank account number
  • business bank account name
  • copies of business account bank statements (covering the 6 month period from August 2020 to January 2021)
  • verification of business premises, for example, rent receipt or invoice, bank statement which identifies rental payment(s), copy of premises lease, licence agreement.

The Application window for this scheme closes on Monday 31 May 2021, at 5pm.

Apply for the Additional Restrictions Support Grant

ARG Sector Recovery Grant (For businesses providing support to key sectors within the borough)

This scheme provides grants of up to £75,000 to businesses providing support to other businesses or groups representing key sectors or areas in the Royal Borough of Greenwich economy. This will assist in supporting key business organisations that will in turn support the work that the Council is undertaking to help business survive /recover in the current climate.

The eligibility criteria for Additional Restrictions Support Grant (businesses providing support to other businesses) should align with the recovery missions statements for London...

  • A Green New Deal - Tackle the climate and ecological emergencies and improve air quality by doubling the size of London’s green economy by 2030 to accelerate job creation for all.
  • A Robust Safety Net By 2025 - every Londoner is able to access the support they need to prevent financial hardship.
  • High Streets for All - Delivery enhanced public spaces and exciting new uses for underused high street buildings in every Borough by 2025, working with London’s diverse communities.
  • A New Deal for Young People - By 2024 all young people in need are entitled to a personal mentor and all young Londoners have access to quality local youth activities Helping Londoners into Good Work Supporting Londoners into good jobs with a focus on sectors key to London’s recover.
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing - By 2025 London will have a quarter of a million wellbeing ambassadors, supporting Londoners where they live, work and play.
  • Digital Access for All - Every Londoner to have access to good connectivity, basic digital skills and the device or support they need to be online by 2025.Healthy Food, Healthy Weight - By 2025 every Londoner lives in a healthy food neighbourhood.
  • Building Strong Communities - By 2025, all Londoners will have access to a community hub ensuring they can volunteer, get support and build strong community network.

The Application window for this scheme closes on Monday 31 May 2021, at 5pm.

Apply for the Sector Recovery Grant

Hospitality Recovery Grant

The Hospitality Recovery Grant (HRG) fund offers larger grants of £10,000, £15,000 and £25,000 depending on the rateable value of the commercial premises to businesses operating within the hospitality sector that have been significantly affected by the national lockdown and Local Tier 2, 3 and 4 restrictions. Please note that the HRG grant award will be inclusive of any Restart grant that an applicant business is eligible to receive for the corresponding business premises. 

The grant is targeted towards supporting the ongoing business operations of the following types of independent businesses trading within Royal Greenwich:

  • public houses, bars and wine bars
  • cafés and restaurants (where the substantive part of the business operations is focussed towards providing a table service or the café is located within a public park). For the avoidance of doubt this does not include take aways
  • licensed function venues such as a banqueting venue or sports club
  • hotels and bed & breakfasts
  • Supplier businesses servicing the hospitality sector
  • Leisure businesses providing indoor recreational / play activities for groups
  • Businesses primarily dependent on sales to other businesses in the leisure and events sectors

Levels of grant  

The level of Hospitality Recovery Grant that will be awarded is based on a business’s rateable value and the level of Restart Grant that the applicant business is eligible to receive  

  • Businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or below will receive a cumulative grant of £10,000, which will include the Restart Grant.  E.g. if your business is awarded a £8,000 grant payment under the Restart scheme you could receive an additional £2,000 under the Hospitality Recovery Grant scheme.
  • Businesses with a rateable value of between £15,001 and £50,999 will receive a cumulative grant of £15,000, which will include the Restart Grant. E.g. if your business is awarded a £12,000 grant payment under the Restart scheme you could receive an additional £3,000 under the Hospitality Recovery Grant scheme.
  • Businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or above will receive a cumulative grant £25,000, which will include the Restart Grant. E.g. if your business is awarded a £18,000 grant payment under the Restart scheme you could receive an additional £7,000 under the Hospitality Recovery Grant scheme.

The Application window for this scheme closed on 31 May 2021.

Hospitality Recovery Grant email to businesses 23 March 2021

Other financial support

Find coronavirus financial support for your business with the GOV.UK business support finder