Deadline nears for Covid-19 business grant

Richmondshire District Council is reminding businesses that there is still time to apply for grant aid if they have been affected by the Covid-19 restrictions.

But the additional restrictions grants scheme – relating to the period December 30 to February 15 – closes to applications on February 21.

The key criteria applicable to the scheme are that during the period of the grant the business must:

  • Have been severely financially impacted upon
  • Not be entitled to the Local Restrictions Grant (Closed) Addendum 5 Jan (LRSG(C)A 5 Jan or Closed Business Lockdown Payment (CBLP)
  • Have been trading on 30 December and not have a Rateable Value on its business premise at that date
  • Have fixed unavoidable business costs
  • Be based in Richmondshire

The types of businesses that may be eligible include:

  • Businesses in shared offices / other flexible workspaces
  • B and Bs where council tax is paid and not business rates
  • Market traders, or similar businesses who do not have their own business rates assessment
  • Mobile businesses, such as (but not confined to) taxi businesses, tradespeople and hair and beauty businesses

Some businesses are specifically excluded from both these schemes – including solicitors and accountants.

To apply go to: