Coronavirus (COVID-19) - financial support for businesses

Updated 1 April 2021

The Government has provided a package of measures to support businesses during the period of disruption caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). For more details, please visit the Government website.

Grant funding for businesses

The Government is using local councils to pay grants to businesses in line with schemes it has set up.

Restart Grants and Local Restrictions Support Grant for the period from 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021

Grants are available for businesses that have been ordered to close during the national restrictions and to support businesses with reopening as the restrictions are eased. These grants are only available for businesses that receive business rates bills for their premises.

Find out more about Restart Grants and Local Restrictions Support Grants

Closed schemes

The following schemes all provided support to businesses earlier in the year, but are now closed.

Small business support grants and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure support grants

We paid out £26 million in grants to eligible business rate payers, for more than 1,900 properties in Dacorum under these schemes.

Local Authority discretionary business grants

We paid out £1.4 million in grants to 190 businesses under this scheme.

Local Restrictions Support Grant for the period 5 November to 1 December 2020 (during the national lockdown)

Grants were available for businesses that have been ordered to close as part of the national restrictions. 

Local Restrictions Support Grant for the period 2 December 2020 to 15 February 2021, Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs and Closed Business Lockdown Payment

Grants were available for businesses that had been ordered to close, or had been able to remain open but were severely impacted by the tier restrictions. 

Additional Restrictions Grant

This scheme provided grants to businesses that did not qualify under the terms of previous grant schemes but which had suffered significant financial losses due to the pandemic.

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