Support grants for businesses

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.

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This autumn and winter, the government has introduced new grant schemes to support businesses that have been directly impacted by the restrictions imposed during:

  • National lockdown from Tuesday 5 January 2021
  • Local COVID Alert Level 4 (Tier 4) from Thursday 31 December 2020 onwards
  • Local COVID Alert Level 3 (Tier 3) from Wednesday 2 December 2020 onwards
  • National lockdown from Thursday 5 November 2020 to Wednesday 2 December 202
  • Local COVID Alert Level 3 (Tier 3) from Friday 23 October 2020 to Wednesday 4 November 2020
  • Local COVID Alert Level 2 (Tier 2) equivalent from Wednesday 5 August 2020
  • National lockdown from Monday 23 March 2020

Important information about grant payments

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.

How you will be paid - The government has instructed councils to make recurring payments on a fortnightly basis. Where possible, we will automatically pay you on each two-week cycle we remain in that tier. 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 and may receive more than one notification. This is because you are entitled to more than one payment (eg when you applied you are awarded the current payment plus a retrospective payment)

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.

Tell us about a change

The grants schemes are:

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)

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. Businesses who have already applied for LRSG in previous tiers do not need to reapply when we change tiers. We are in the process of identifying eligible businesses and automatically processing payments.

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

The Additional Restrictions Grant is to help further businesses

    • occupying shared commercial accommodation, are not liable for business rates, have a responsibility for ongoing fixed premises cost and have been legally required to close or directly affected by restrictions being put in place to manage coronavirus. 
    • whose main business activity is to supply goods and / or services to the business sectors that have been directly restricted or impacted by restrictions being put in place and therefore have been significantly impacted financially; these businesses may or may not be registered as liable for business rates.

For a summary of businesses impacted by restrictions in the different tiers and national lockdown, please go to the ARG page.

One-off support payments

Christmas Support Payments for wet-led pubs

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. All eligible businesses have been contacted and need to submit their self-declaration form no later than Sunday 31 January 2021.

Closed Business Lockdown Payment

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. This is £4,000 for properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, £6,000 for rateable values between £15,000 and £51,000 and £9,000 for rateable values over £51,000.

This page was last updated on 22 January 2021

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