Business grants - January 2021

20 Jan 2021

There are a range of business grants and loans available to support your business through national and local restrictions, whether your business is closed or remains open. Please read the eligibility criteria carefully for each grant type before applying. Janurary grants will open for applications - Friday 22 January 2021

Before you apply

If you were eligible for a LRSG (Closed) Addendum payment during national restrictions between 5 November 2020 and 1 December 2020 we will email you and ask you to renew your application. If there are no changes to the information you gave us before, we will be able to process your application quickly. Only make a new application if you have not previously applied.

If you were previously eligible for an Additional Restrictions Grant we will email you and ask you to renew your application. If there are no changes to the information you gave us previously we will be able to process your application quickly. Only make a new application if you have not applied for an Additional Restrictions Grant before.

Apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum

This grant helps businesses that had to close due to the government’s national lockdown from 5 January 2021.

This grant opens for applications on Friday 22 January 2021

Eligibility

You may be eligible if your business is in any of the following sectors:

  • Non-essential retail
  • Indoor and outdoor leisure facilities
  • Entertainment venues
  • Personal care services
  • Hospitality venues, such as restaurants, bars and pubs
  • Hotels, hostels and B&Bs

To qualify for this grant, your business must be in Bath & North East Somerset, and has been:

  • open as usual before the restrictions
  • providing services in person to customers from your& premises
  • required to close due to restrictions imposed by government
  • registered business rates for your premises before restrictions started.

For further information on these grants please visit: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-information-and-advice/help-businesses

Apply for discretionary grants

Discretionary grants help businesses that are open, but have been severely impacted due to national restrictions, and businesses that are not eligible for support such as the LRSG (Closed) Addendum.

This grant opens for applications on Friday 22 January 2021

Eligibility

To qualify for this grant, your business must be in Bath & North East Somerset and have:

  • Been open as usual before the restrictions
  • Fewer than 49 employees, or
  • Registered for Business Rates but not mandated to close.

One of the following must also apply:

  • You are not a business rate payer of the premises you trade from, or occupy, and are required to close (this includes businesses registered for Council Tax).
  • Your business is not required to close, but has closed due to a significant impact on trading (this includes business rated and non-business rated businesses).
  • Your business is continuing to operate, but with significantly reduced demand due to social distancing rules (this includes business rated and non-business rated businesses).

For further information on eligibility and payment amount please visit: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-information-and-advice/help-businesses