Coronavirus financial support for your business
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country.
The gov.uk website has the detail on what this means for your business.
The government's website also has advice on grants, funding, help for self-employed workers or sole traders, and how to run your business safely if it is permitted to open.
The North Yorkshire County Council website has advice and guidance on how to prevent a Covid-19 outbreak in your workplace.
We know that this is a difficult time for many businesses in the district. We are working hard to pay grants to eligible businesses as soon as possible.
Your business must be based in the Harrogate district to be eligible for a payment from any of the grant schemes. Some businesses may also be eligible for support from more than one of the schemes.
For details of the advice and support available to you as a resident of the district, please take a look at our residents' information page.
Restart business support grants from 1 April 2021
The government has confirmed it will provide funding for eligible businesses through a new 'restart grants' scheme.
The scheme launched on 1 April.
The grants are to help eligible businesses that offer in-person services where the main service and activity takes place in a fixed business-rated premise in certain sectors.
Qualifying businesses in the non-essential retail sector will receive grants of up to £6,000.
Businesses in the hospitality, leisure, accommodation, personal care and gym sectors will receive up to £18,000. The grant level awarded will depend on the rateable value of their premises.
- £2,667 for premises with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
- £4,000 for premises with a rateable value of more than £15,000 but less than £51,000
- £6,000 for premises with a rateable value of £51,000 or more
Hospitality, leisure, accommodation, personal care, gyms and sports
- £8,000 for premises with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
- £12,000 for premises with a rateable value of more than £15,000 but less than £51,000
- £18,000 for premises with a rateable value of £51,000 or more
If you applied for and received a grant under the Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) addendum for the lockdown from January 2021, we will email you with details about how to apply for the restart grant by 9 April 2021.
We hope to be in a position to start paying the grants from 26 April once the eligibility checks that the government expects us to carry out have been completed.
An application form for eligible new businesses, and those that have not previously received a Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed) addendum payment, will be available on this web page by 16 April 2021.
There is no need for you to contact us about the restart grants. We are prioritising the processing of the grants payments and won’t be able to respond to enquiries.
National lockdown and grant funding for 16 February to 31 March 2021
The government closed the following schemes on 31 March.
- Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)
- Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)
- Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector)
- Closed Business Lockdown Payment
- Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) addendum: November lockdown and January lockdown first payment cycle for period 5 January to 15 February 2021
However, eligible businesses can still apply for grant funding under the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Addendum) for the 44 days from 16 February to 31 March 2021. You must submit your application before 11.59pm on 31 May.
Eligible businesses will receive a grant award based on the rateable value of their business premises:
- £2,096 for premises with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
- £3,143 for premises with a rateable value of more than £15,000 but less than £51,000
- £4,714 for premises with a rateable value of £51,000 or more
Details of the LRSG (Closed Addendum) grant are available to view on the government website
Apply for a February or March 2021 lockdown only Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Addendum)
This scheme closes at 11.59pm on 31 May.
Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) phase two and update
The ARG phase two scheme is now closed.
We have received a very high number of applications and we continue to work hard to process these.
Our plans for a third phase of the ARG scheme remain on hold. Until we have assessed and awarded all the grants in phase two, we are unable to commit to a grant funding phase for the lockdown period 16 February to 31 March 2021.
We appreciate the disappointment this will cause. Should the position change, we will update this web page and contact businesses that have been awarded or applied for ARG funding.
The government has recently announced a national ARG top-up for April 2021.
When further details and the funding for the ARG April top-up are known we will update this web page with information on a new ARG grant scheme. We are unable to respond to questions about the ARG April top-up at this stage. Please keep checking this web page and our business e-newsletter for updates.
We've put together a business toolkit to provide you with practical safety advice, guidance and supporting materials to help your business operate safely while the Covid-19 pandemic continues.
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Brexit: leaving the European Union
The UK has left the European Union.
A trade deal with the EU was announced at the end of 2020.
The government's website has full details on what this means for your business.
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