Additional Restrictions Grant - Phase 2

Updated 19 June 2021

Applications have now closed

If you have already applied, and have any questions about your application which are not answered by the information below, please email business@dacorum.gov.uk.

Who is eligible?

The funds will support three groups of businesses:

Group 1

Those businesses that received funds through the first phase of the Additional Restrictions Grant and are still trading will receive further funds.

These are businesses in the following sectors:

  • the supply chain to the retail, hospitality and leisure sector
  • the supply chain to the events sector
  • registered childcare providers
  • market traders with a regular stall in the borough of Dacorum
  • licensed taxi drivers, with a current Dacorum Borough licence and hire/reward insurance
  • a taxi office
  • a business that was ordered to close under national lockdown rules, but which is not liable for business rates for the premises it operates from.

The amount of grant will vary according to the business sector, and the size of the business - based on both the number of employees and the business property costs.

Home-based businesses with no specific business premises costs cannot apply for the part of the grant based on property costs. Rental and mortgage payments for the home do not count - payment for these businesses will be based on the business sector and number of employees only.

If your business is in one of these sectors but started trading after 4 November 2020, or you did not apply during phase 1, you were able to make an application for phase 2 grants.

Group 2

We are also extending support to businesses that have been severely impacted by the effects of the pandemic, but did not receive funds through the first phase of the Additional Restrictions Grant nor the Local Restrictions Support Grant. 

  • dog/cat services, such as grooming parlours or kennels / catteries
  • business training centres
  • dry cleaners / launderettes
  • essential retailers (those not ordered to close)
  • takeaway restaurants (where takeaway is the main service)
  • medical support services (for example physiotherapists, osteopaths)

Group 2 businesses must be able to demonstrate reduced activity and footfall, impacting trade during the pandemic. Apply via the online form at the bottom of the page.

Group 3

We are also providing additional support to ratepaying businesses in the sectors that have been most severely impacted, and yet are not eligible for business rate relief. These businesses are:

  • Supply chain to the events and entertainment sector. 
  • Supply chain to retail leisure and hospitality, which have had a significant reduction in trade.

This will be worked out as an additional amount on top of the grant the business will be receiving under Group 1. No separate application needs to be made to receive this.

Other conditions

There are a number of other conditions that a business must meet in order to qualify for a grant:

  • the business must be able to show that it is currently trading. It must not be insolvent, in administration or subject to a striking-off notice.
  • the business must not already have received grant payments which equal the maximum permitted levels of subsidy. This scheme is covered by three subsidy allowances:
  • Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance - you’re allowed up to £335,000 (subject to exchange rates) over any period of three years
  • COVID-19 Business Grant Allowance - you’re allowed up to £1.6 million
  • COVID-19 Business Grant Special Allowance - if you have reached your limits under the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Allowance and COVID-19 Business Grant Allowance, you may be able to access a further allowance of funding under these scheme rules of up to £9 million, provided certain conditions are met.

Grants under these three allowances can be combined for a potential total allowance of up to £10.93 million (subject to exchange rates).

Business criteria and grant amounts 

Additional Restrictions Grant - Phase 2 - Group 1 amounts
Group 1
Business sector Employee numbers Fixed property costs (Rateable Value if the business has one, otherwise annual business rent costs) Range of grant values
Less than 10 10 to 49 50 or more None Less than or exactly £15,000 More than £15,000 but less than £51,000 Exactly or more than £51,000 Lowest Highest
Supply chain* - events, entertainment £6,000 £8,000 £12,000 £0 £4,000 £6,000 £8,000 £6,000 £20,000
Supply chain* - retail, hospitality, leisure £4,000 £6,000 £10,000 £0 £2,000 £4,000 £6,000 £4,000 £16,000
Taxi office £2,000 £3,000 £4,000 £0 £2,000 £3,000 £4,000 £2,000 £8,000
Childcare provider £2,000 £3,000 £4,000 £0 £700 £800 £1,000 £2,000 £5,000
Other business ordered to close under national lockdown rules, but not a business ratepayer £2,000 £3,000 £4,000 £0 £700 £800 £1,000 £2,000 £5,000
   
Additional fixed grants Flat rate    
Market trader £2,000    
Licensed taxi driver £1,500    

*Supply chain - by this, we mean businesses where most of their income comes from the provision of goods or services to this sector, but do not directly serve the public from their own premises. Some examples are: provision of lighting/AV equipment for events or kitchens that prepare meals off site for weddings. Business ratepayers that are able to receive expanded retail relief for their premises will not fall into this category.

Additional Restrictions Grant - Phase 2 - Group 2 amounts
Group 2 - where trading has been severely impacted by the pandemic
Business sector Fixed Grants 
Dog/cat services - kennels/catteries/groomers £5,000
Dry cleaner/launderette £5,000
Takeaways  £3,000
Essential retail £2,500
Training centres/businesses £5,000
Medical support (physiotherapy/osteopathy) £5,000

Additional Restrictions Grant - Phase 2 - Group 3 amounts
Group 3 - additional support for ratepayers in the supply chain 
Business sector Size of business and grant amount
Supply chain to events and entertainment 25 per cent of net 2020-2021 business rates bill - capped at a maximum of £20,000
Supply chain to retail, hospitality, leisure - significant reduction in trade up to 49 employees: 30 per cent of net 2020-2021 business rates bill - capped at a maximum of £8,000
Supply chain to retail, hospitality, leisure - significant reduction in trade  50 employees or more: 10 per cent of net 2020-2021 business rates bill - capped at a maximum of £7,500

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