Applications for grants are now available for businesses registered in the city of Manchester that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Local Government Restrictions Support Grants

Local Government Restrictions Support grants (LGRS) are available for eligible businesses that have been required to close during local and national lockdowns.

These include grant payments to support:

  • Nightclubs, dance halls, restaurants, bars, casinos, etc which have been required to close since 23rd March 2020.
  • Businesses required to close due to Manchester being placed in Local COVID Alert Level: Very High (Tier 3) from 23 October until 4th November 2020.
  • Businesses required to close due to national lockdown restrictions from 5th November until 2nd December 2020. This includes the business affected by the Tier 3 restrictions as well as all non-essential retail, hospitality venues, accommodation, leisure and sports facilities, entertainment venues, personal care facilities and community centres.

For businesses that were instructed by the Government to close, grants will be paid at the following rates:

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15k or under, grants of £1,334 will be paid for every 28-day qualifying restriction period
  • For properties with a rateable value of over £15k and below £51k, grants of £2,000 will be paid for every 28-day qualifying restriction period
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51k or over, grants of £3,000 will be paid for every 28-day qualifying restriction period

Businesses with multiple properties, each with a business rates liability, will be awarded a grant for each property. Separate applications will be required for each business property.

You should only submit an application for a grant if
  • Your business has been required to close from:
    • 23rd March 2020 because your business is a nightclub, dance hall, restaurant, bar, casino, etc
    • 23rd October 2020 as a result of Local COVID Alert Level: Very High (Tier 3) restrictions
    • 5th November 2020 as a result of national lockdown restrictions
  • You had a business rates liability on the date lockdown measures were introduced
  • You are the business rate payer
  • You were trading, your business is not in administration, insolvent or in the process of making a proposal to strike off

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Discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant

The Discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant (AGR) scheme could provide financial help if your business wasn’t required to close, but faced hardship as a result of the closures.  Please note applications for this scheme opens from 30th November through to 9th December 2020.  The scheme will close on the 9th December when applications will then be reviewed with payments being made from the 9th December.