For information about general support and advice available for businesses during Covid-19 please visit our Business Support website.
The government recently announced that businesses in England required to close due to local Covid-19 lockdowns or targeted restrictions may now be able to receive grant funding to support them.
Please note, this support only becomes available once a local lockdown or targeted restrictions have been declared, as such it does not currently apply in South Oxfordshire or the Vale of White Horse.
How much will businesses be able to claim:
Who will be eligible for this grant:
To be eligible for the grant businesses must have been open as usual and providing in-person services* to customers from their business premises but then required to close these services due to local Covid-19 restrictions for a period of no less than two consecutive weeks.
To qualify businesses must be on our records as the ratepayer on the date of the first full day of the lockdown or restrictions.
*In-person services include, for example, non-essential retail and personal services, or cafes/restaurants that operate primarily as an in-person venue, but which have been forced to provide takeaway-only services.
Eligibility criteria may vary between local lockdown areas, depending on what the localised restrictions are.
Payments are also subject to state aid limits.
Businesses are not eligible for this grant if they: