Businesses in Daventry District which have been required to close temporarily due to the lockdown are encouraged to apply for a Local Restrictions Support Grant. To find out more information and submit an application online, please visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/LRSG
The Government fund can provide grants of up to £3,000 to help small businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors manage during the 28-day lockdown period.
The types of business covered includes non-essential retail, leisure, personal care (such as hairdressers and nail salons), entertainment, sports facilities and hospitality.
To be eligible to apply, businesses must occupy a property on which they pay business rates, and must have been open and trading on 4 November 2020. They must have been required to close for at least four weeks because of the national lockdown, or have adapted their business to offer takeaway or a ‘click and collect’ service.
Three levels of grants are available depending on the rateable value of the business:
- For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, grants will be £1,334 for the four weeks
- For properties with a rateable value of more than £15,000 and below £51,000, grants will be £2,000 for the four weeks
- For properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over, grants will be £3,000 for the four weeks.
Daventry District Council is distributing the grant in the District and is urging eligible businesses to submit a claim as soon as they can.