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

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

In 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.

02/04/2021 - 28/05/2021
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