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Coronavirus business support grants

Grants are available from Merton Council for businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions. Please read the guidance below before applying for a grant.

If we have already paid you a grant under the “National Restrictions Support Grant” (Second national lockdown) for the period 5 November to 2 December you do not have to re-apply. We will automatically assess and pay any further grants you are eligible for under tier 3 and tier 4 restrictions.

  • Local restrictions support grants for closed businesses  
    For businesses that were required to close when Tier 3 restrictions were in force in Merton 16-19 December 2020. It also applies to those ‘wet-led’ pubs that were forced to close in Tier 2.
  • Local restrictions support grants for open businesses 
    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 and 2-15 December 2020.

  • Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum
    For businesses that were required to close, or partly close, due to the national restrictions from 5 November to 2 December 2020.

  • Discretionary grants (Additional Restrictions Grants) 
    Applications closed on 19 January 2021
    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.

  • Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment
    The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions that began on 5 January 2021. Eligible businesses may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £9,000 from their local council.

Grants for nightclubs

We are contacting eligible businesses directly about these grants.

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.