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Local Restrictions Support Grant - Open scheme (LRSG-O)

  • Successful claims received after 22 December 2020 will not be paid until the week beginning 4 January 2021.

    Your claim is not classed as received until you have sent us all of the documents we have asked for.

Your business may be entitled to a Local Restrictions Support Grant - Open (LRSG-O) payment if it is linked to the hospitality or leisure sectors and has remained open - but was severely affected by tiered local restrictions between 2 December and 30 december 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:

  • the business was open and trading as usual on 4 November 2020
  • it was registered for Business Rates on 5 November 2020
  • it is linked to the hospitality or leisure sectors and remained open - but was severely affected by the tiered local restrictions.

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. This is a discretionary scheme - each application will be judged on its own merits, and not all claims will be successful.


Other financial support

Local Restrictions Support Grant - Closed (LRSG-C) - if your business has been forced to close due to national or local restrictions.

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.

Christmas Support Payment - for ‘wet led’ pubs that would have been open and trading on 30 November if it wasn’t for the government restrictions.


Businesses that are not eligible

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

  • was not open and trading on 4 November
  • was not registered for Business Rates on 5 November 2020
  • is not linked to the leisure or hospitality sector
  • has not been severely impacted by tiered local restrictions
  • 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

The business’s income figures for February 2020 and December 2020 - you will also need to provide proof that your business has been severely impacted, such as copies of your trading accounts, cashbook, receipts, or other proof that shows a severe reduction in income

You will need to upload electronic copies, scanned images or clear photos of your documents.


How to apply

You can claim online using, and you will need to create a My Chesterfield 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 06 January 2021