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Coronavirus business support grants

​Find out about grants available from Merton Council to businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions.

National restrictions support grants

National restrictions support grants are available for businesses that were required to close, or partly close, due to the national restrictions from 5 November to 2 December 2020.

Local restrictions support grants (for open businesses)

These grants are for businesses that did not have to close but which were severely impacted due to Local COVID Alert Level 'High' (Tier 2) restrictions that applied to Merton from 17 October to 4 November 2020.

More information about these grants, and how to apply for them, will be published here when it is available.

Discretionary grants

Local discretionary grants (Additional Restrictions Grants) will be available for some businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed.

These are different from the Coronavirus Discretionary Business Grants that were available in June and July 2020.

More information about these grants, and how to apply for them, will be published here when it is available.

Grants for nightclubs

We are contacting eligible businesses directly about these grants.

Local restrictions support grants (for closed businesses)

These grants are not available in Merton. They are only available in areas of the country that have been at the 'Very High' COVID Alert Level (Tier 3).

Funding received from central government

As of 16 November 2020 we have received the following funding from central government:

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) – tier 2 restrictions – £360,853
  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum – national restrictions – £3,099,762
  • Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary scheme) – £4,130,960

Earlier grant schemes that are now closed

We are no longer accepting applications for these grants.