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Coronavirus business support grants

Grants are available from Merton Council for businesses affected by coronavirus restrictions.

Current and upcoming grant schemes

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 2020 you do not have to re-apply. We will automatically assess and pay any further grants you are eligible for.

  • Restart Grant
    One-off grants from 1 April 2021 for non-essential retail business premises, and for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym business premises.
  • Additional Restrictions Grants
    If your small, micro or home-based business has experienced a loss of income, it may be eligible for this grant. Apply between 8 April and 27 April 2021.
  • 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. Closing dates vary: follow the link for details.

Earlier schemes that are now closed

We are no longer accepting applications for 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