Salford City Council welcomes the government’s grants through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. To help you navigate the different grants available we’ve put together a simple guide, click the link below to see the guide.
The government has provided a range of grant schemes to support businesses that have been directly impacted by the restrictions imposed during:
Just apply once - If you have already received a government business grant under the LRSG or ARG schemes, you do not need to reapply for any further grants or one off support payments. The council will determine your eligibility under the different variations of the LRSG or the ARG as appropriate. If you are yet to apply, any applications submitted on or after Thursday 1 April 2021 will only be considered for the LRSG (Closed) Addendum 5 January 2021 grant for the period Monday 15 February 2021 to Wednesday 31 March 2021 and the Restart Grant only.
How you will be paid - The government has instructed councils to make recurring payments on a regular basis. We have set dates for scheduled payment runs so if your application misses the payment run it will be awarded in the next cycle.
Please note we have set dates for scheduled payment runs so if your application misses the payment run it will be awarded in the next cycle.
Remittance details - You will receive a remittance detailing the payment being made ahead of you receiving the actual payment. You may receive more than one remittance notification. This is because you have been awarded more than one grant payment (for example, when you applied you are awarded the current payment plus a retrospective payment). If you need further help understanding your remittance, so you are clear about what time period or type of grant you are being awarded payment for please see the remittance table on the your remittance explained page.
Tell us about a change - If your circumstances change so that you are no longer eligible you must notify us immediately so that we can stop the next payment. For example, if your business has stopped trading, gone into administration or received a striking off notice or if you are no longer the owner. Update us via our online form below. Please also use this form to tell us anything regarding a change to future payments, such as bank account changes or payee name changes. There is an upload facility for you to also send us supporting evidence of your change.
The Restart Grant scheme was announced in the spring budget and aims to support businesses as lockdown restrictions ease. The grant scheme is aimed at supporting eligible business that are registered as liable for business rates, and were trading on Thursday 1 April 2021 with a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000 for non-essential retailers and up to £18,000 for businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors subject to meeting other eligibility criteria. Applications must be made no later than Wednesday 30 June 2021.
The Local Restrictions Support Grants is to help businesses that are registered as liable for business rates and have been legally required to close or can remain open but are directly affected by restrictions being put in place to manage coronavirus. This is subject to other eligibility criteria also being met.
Businesses who have already applied for LRSG in previous tiers do not need to reapply as the government announces further funding for the different time periods, these payments will be automatically awarded to those businesses deemed eligible.
The LRSG schemes closed for new applications on Monday 31 May 2021. Please go to the LRSG page for further details.
The Additional Restrictions Grant is to help further businesses:
For a summary of businesses impacted by restrictions in the different tiers and national lockdown, please go to the ARG page.
The Salford ARG scheme has now closed due to all the funding being allocated.
Further funding may be made available by government in the future for Salford alongside other Greater Manchester local authorities and these web pages will be updated accordingly.
Announced in December 2020, the Christmas Support payment for wet-led pubs is for those premises which predominantly serve alcohol rather than food so were severely impacted over the festive season due to temporary local restrictions. This support grant scheme has now closed.
Announced in January 2021, businesses in retail, hospitality and leisure will also receive a one-off top up grant, known as the Closed Business Lockdown Payment (CBLP). Eligible businesses will automatically be paid an amount in accordance with the rateable value of the property they occupy, provided an application has already been submitted within the LRSG application process. This is:
Please note this scheme has now closed.
Business grant payments made by Salford City Council in response to the Covid 19 emergency are subject to subsidy control measures.
The United Kingdom remains bound by its international commitments, including subsidy obligations set out in the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) with the European Union. To ensure continuity and consistency the State aid Temporary Framework provisions will be applied until the new Subsidy allowance came into effect from Thursday 4 March 2021. These provisions include: the €200,000 de-minimis aid threshold, €800,000 under the Temporary Framework aid threshold and €3 million under Section 3.12 of the Temporary Framework threshold (a potential aggregate of €4 million). Subject to complying with the rules and guidance governing these schemes.
A new domestic subsidy allowance for COVID-19 business support grants took effect on Thursday 4 March 2021. Applications made prior to that date are subject to the previous state aid / subsidy control limits.
The new scheme is covered by three subsidy allowances:
Grants under these three allowances can be combined for a potential total allowance of up to £10,935,000 (subject to exchange rates).
Before making an application for any of the business grant schemes, please read our Subsidy Control page. It is your company’s responsibility to check that it is eligible, and by the very submission of an application you are declaring that if awarded payment that you are complying with and will not exceed the relevant permitted thresholds. If you have any doubt as to your position you must seek appropriate advice before applying as the responsibility lies with the business.
This page was last updated on 1 June 2021