You have until 31 May 2021 to submit a claim for the final phase of the Local Restrictions Support Grant - Closed (LRSG-C) scheme.
This covers the period 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021. When you claim we will also check to see if you are eligible for a Restart Grant
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 already claimed a Local Restrictions Support Grant from us since 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
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
Additional Restrictions Grant - businesses that are not eligible for an LRSG-C payment 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 government issued a list of business that were forced to close under COVID restrictions - find out more here.
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.
Please also let us know your Companies House Registration number if you have one.
How to apply
You can claim online using our online form, and you will need to create a My Chesterfield account before you can apply.
When you make a claim for Local Restrictions Support Grant - Closed (LRSG-C) we will ask you for some extra information to see if you are also eligible for a Restart Grant.
Protecting your privacy - find out how we keep your information safe.
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.
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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