Discretionary Restart Grant (DRG)

On 3 March 2021, it was announced that Councils would be provided additional funding to help businesses that are predominantly reliant on delivering in-person services for the general public to reopen safely as set out in the roadmap. Due to the limited funding received by the council, we regret that this scheme is not open to new applicants. 

The Council will be providing support to businesses who received a Additional Restriction Grant. Government require councils to obtain supplementary information for the DRG and we will be contacting businesses direct to obtain this additional information. 

Who can claim the funding?

Businesses in the following circumstances are eligible for the grant:

  • Businesses that received an Additional Restriction Grant payment for the period 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021


Are there any exclusions which apply? 

The following exclusions apply to this scheme. 

Any business in the following circumstances will not be eligible for the grant:

  • Business which were not trading on 1 April 2021; trading is defined as carrying on trade or profession, or buying and selling goods or services in order to generate turnover. 
  • Businesses that have already received grant payments that equal the maximum permitted subsidy allowances (previously known as State Aid) will not be eligible to receive funding.
  • Businesses in liquidation, dissolved, struck off or subject to a striking off notice


How much will I receive?

If you are awarded the grant the payment will be:

 Rateable value or Annual fixed ongoing business cost  One off grant amount (£)
 Up to £5,000  £1,000
 £5,001 to £15,000  £2,000
 £15,001 to £50,999  £3,000
 £51,001  £4,500
 Licenced taxi drivers  £500 one off grant

Government have asked Council’s to carry out pre-payment checks to prevent fraud. We will aim to pay the funds into the nominated bank account within 14 days of receiving the supplementary information . Payments will be made Friday’s of a working week . 

How do I apply?

The Council will write to businesses who received the Additional Restriction Grant for the period 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021, to obtain the supplementary information as required by Government. 

Once this information is received, the Council will carry out pre-payment checks prior to issuing payments . 

How do I apply for the grant?

Applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant closed on 31 March 2021.

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