Additional Restrictions Grant – extended deadline!

A one-off funding has been allocated to councils to use their discretion to support businesses that have been forced to close or are severely impacted by national restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline: 28th May 2021

Open Until:

Posted: 04/02/2021

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) supports
businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes or where
additional funding is needed.

Lewisham Council are administering the ARG in three phases:

  • Phase Two – grants to businesses during the period January 2021 to May 2021.
  • Phase
    Three – They will review the grants administered during phase one and
    two, after which they may offer wider business support up to March 2022 to
    assist businesses to recover and adapt to the impact of COVID-19.

Additional Restrictions Grant: Phase Two

Phase Two they are administering grants of up to £9000 to support small
businesses based in Lewisham. Applications close 28 May 2021.

Grants are available to business in all sectors but are focused on the following priority sectors:

  • Shared
    workspaces – Small businesses and social enterprises in shared offices
    or other flexible workspaces which do not have their own business rates
    assessment with a rateable value of less than £51,000
  • Cultural,
    Creative, Evening and Night Time Economy – Small businesses and social
    enterprises in the Cultural, Creative, Evening and Night Time Economy
    sectors with a rateable value of less than £51,000
  • Childcare providers – Lewisham Registered Childcare settings which have been severely impacted due to COVID 19 Restrictions.
  • Home-based businesses – Established businesses operating from the homes of their owners. You will need to provide proof that:
    • the business is your main source of income through Companies House or HMRC
    • pre-COVID revenue of £10k or more
    • the last 12 months trading records
  • Affordable
    workspace providers – These are independent workspace providers who
    cater predominantly to the creative and digital sectors, providing
    affordable workspace.

They will
communicate the latest news and ARG information in a business
enewsletter. Sign up for the business enewsletter.

For more information, visit the website.

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