If your business is required to close by law or to significantly change its operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020, you may be eligible to apply for grant funding.
Applications to the Strategic Framework Business Fund should be made through your local authority website.
You can apply for a:
- temporary closure grant – £2,000 or £3,000 (depending on rateable value) if your business is required to close by law
- business restrictions grant – a grant of £1,400 or £2100 (depending on rateable value) for businesses that remain open but are specifically required to modify their operations by protective measures, payable every four weeks in arrears for the duration measures are in place. This means that your business is legally required to close earlier than normal, for example, not that you have to adopt physical distancing or that the demand for your products or services has been reduced because of the pandemic or other restrictions which impact on individuals and communities.
Grants will be paid every 4 weeks in arrears as long as restrictions last.