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Discretionary coronavirus grants for businesses (Additional Restrictions Grants)

Local discretionary grants (Additional Restrictions Grants) are 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.


The estimated time frame for implementation of this scheme is as follows.

TaskTime frame
Policy agreed by Cabinet7 December 2020
Testing of software and web form11 - 16 December 2020 
Call-in period ends  14 December 2020 
Web form goes live and applications open  21 December – 19 January 2021 
Communications with businesses  17 December 2020 
Payment awards from  25 January 2021 
Phase one review   1 – 21 February 2021 
Phase two approach agreed by Cabinet   22 March 2021 
Call in period ends   29 March 2021 
Phase two applications open 1 – 20 April 2021