Local Restrictions Support Grant (open)

The government has provided funding to support businesses which are still open but are severely impacted by Tier 2 or Tier 3 local restrictions.

Is my business eligible?

Businesses which are eligible for this grant include:

  • Hotels, guesthouses, and B&B’s
  • Hospitality businesses such as cafes, restaurants, and pubs
  • Leisure centres, pools and gyms
  • Businesses which did not legally have close but have been severely impacted by the localised restrictions on socialising.

In addition, eligible businesses must:

  • be able to demonstrate they have been severely financially impacted by the local restrictions
  • be a business based in the Selby District which has a fixed premise in the area, or a business ran by a resident who trades in the district.

Consideration will also be given to businesses in these categories who have been severely impacted by the restrictions but do not have property on the business rates list. To be considered for a grant payment these businesses must have fixed costs that they continue to be liable for.

Is my business ineligible?

Your business will not be eligible for this grant if:

  • it has continued to trade and operate services effectively. The business must have been restricted from providing its usual ‘in-person’ service.
  • The business was established after the Tier restrictions were introduced.
  • The business has received the maximum levels of state aid permitted under the ‘de minimis’ and the Covid-19 Temporary State Aid Framework. 
  • The business was in administration, are insolvent or where a striking-off notice has been made the day before the area entered the Tier 2 restrictions.

Grant payment amounts:

Payments will be made to eligible businesses on a rolling 14 days qualifying period. This will throughout the time the local restrictions are in place and if your business has not had a change of circumstances.

Rateable Value (RV) or Annual fixed property costs

Grant Awarded – every 14 days 

For properties with a rateable value of £15k or under

up to £467

For properties with a rateable value of over £15k and below £51k

up to £700

For properties with a rateable value of £51k or over

up to £1050

We will aim to pay the fund into the nominated bank account within 14 days of receiving the application.

It is your responsibility to tell us if your business has had a change of circumstance. You can do this by emailing localtaxation@selby.gov.uk.

How do I apply for the Grant?

Complete this application form to apply for the grant.

The council will carry out pre- and post-payment checks on all grant payments.

We are expecting a high number of applications, we will contact you if we need more information to assess your application. We will also contact you and advise if your application was successful or not.

Click here to read the Local Restrictions Support Grant (open) policy.