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Business support grants (Local Restrictions Support Grant)

Your business may be entitled to a Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) payment if it has been told to close during the national lockdown restrictions from 5 November 2020.

Find out:

Who can claim?

You may be able to claim an LRSG business support grant from us if you are a Chesterfield Borough Council Business Rates payer and your business meets ALL of the following criteria:

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.

Additional Restrictions Grant

If your business is not registered for Business Rates - you may still be able to claim a discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant if your trading has been severely impacted by government restrictions, even if your business has not been forced to close.

Businesses that have been instructed to close

Non-essential retail - such as clothing and homeware stores, vehicle showrooms (other than for rental), betting shops, tailors, tobacco and vape shops, electronic goods and mobile phone shops, and market stalls selling non-essential goods. These venues can continue to be able to operate click-and-collect (where goods are pre-ordered and collected off the premises) and delivery services.

Hospitality - such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and social clubs. With the exception of providing food and drink for takeaway by click-and-collect, drive-through or delivery (before 10pm). This also includes businesses such as hotels, hostels, guest houses and campsites. Except for specific circumstances, such as where these act as someone’s main residence, where they cannot return home, for homeless people, or where it is essential to stay there for work purposes.

Sports facilities - such as leisure centres and gyms, swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts, golf courses, fitness and dance studios, climbing walls, archery, driving, and shooting ranges.

Leisure - such as theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries, casinos, amusement arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, skating rinks, go-karting venues, soft play centres and areas, circuses, funfairs, zoos and other animal attractions, water parks, theme parks. Indoor attractions at botanical gardens, heritage homes and landmarks must also close, though outdoor grounds of these premises can stay open.

Personal care - such as hair, beauty, tanning and nail salons. Tattoo parlours, spas, massage parlours, body and skin piercing services must also close. It is also prohibited to provide these services in other people's homes.

Businesses that are not eligible

Your business will not be eligible for the scheme if it:

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.

How to apply

You can claim online using the form below, and you will need to create an account before you can apply. 

Claim Business Support Grant

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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 notify 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. 

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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Last updated on 18 November 2020