Your business may be entitled to a Local Restrictions Support Grant - Closed (LRSG-C) payment if it was forced to close because of a national lockdown or tiered local restrictions.
If you have claimed a Local Restrictions Support Grant from us after 1 November 2020 please don't apply again. We will continue to make payments to eligible businesses, but you must let us know if your business is no longer entitled to receive them.
Who can claim?
You may be able to claim an LRSG-C business support grant from us if you are a Chesterfield Borough Council Business Rates payer and your business meets ALL of the following criteria:
- the business was open and trading as usual before restrictions were imposed*
- it was registered for Business Rates before restrictions were imposed*
- it is one of the types of business that have been instructed to close
* To claim LRSG-C for periods that fall between 5 November and 30 December 2020, the business must have been open and running as normal on 4 November 2020, and must have been registered for Business Rates on 5 November 2020.
New businesses claiming from 31 December 2020 onwards (when Tier 4 restrictions came into force) must have been open and running as normal, and have been registered for Business Rates, on 30 December 2020.
You must be the Business Rates payer - that is the person named on the Business Rates bill. If the Business Rates bill is in the name of a company, the person that applies must hold a position of responsibility within the company and be authorised to make the claim on behalf of the business.
The amount you receive depends on the rateable value of your business premises - find out more here.
Other financial support
Local Restrictions Support Grant - Open (LRSG-O) - if your business is linked to the hospitality or leisure sectors and has remained open, but it has been severely affected by the tiered local restrictions in place between 2 December and 30 December 2020.
Additional Restrictions Grant - businesses that are not registered for Business Rates may be able to claim a discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant if trading has been severely impacted by government restrictions, even if the business has not been forced to close.
Taxi Driver Support Grant - for local taxi, private hire and contract drivers that have suffered a loss of income due to government restrictions.
Businesses that have been forced to close
The types of businesses that have been forced to close depends on the type of national or local restriction in force - find out more here.
Businesses that are not eligible
Your business will not be eligible for the scheme if it:
- was not open and trading on before restrictions were imposed
- was not registered for Business Rates before restrictions were imposed
- is not one of the businesses that have been instructed to close
- has chosen to close, but is not required to
- has entered into administration or insolvency
- has exceeded state aid limits
Information you will need
To apply you will need the information below:
Business Rates account reference - this is an 8 character reference beginning with 5, you can find this on your annual bill
Business bank account details - this is the account we will pay the grant into
Proof of business bank account - the most recent statement or a screenshot of online banking, and must:
- show the business bank details
- be from within the last month
- show business transactions during this period
You will need to upload electronic copies, scanned images or clear photos of your documents.
Please also let us know your Companies House Registration number if you have one.
How to apply
You can claim online using, and you will need to create a My Chesterfield account before you can apply.
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What happens next?
If your application is successful the grant payment will be made directly into the bank account you have provided details for. The amount you receive depends on the rateable value of your business premises.
We will tell you by email whether your application has been successful or not.
You must declare any business grant payments you receive as part of the business's tax return.
If your claim is successful and you continue to be eligible to receive support you don't need to apply again - but you must let us know if your business is no longer entitled to receive grant payments.
Are you a Chesterfield Borough Council Business Rates payer?
If you are not sure who to claim from, you can find your local council here.
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