Shropshire Council is now running two grant schemes for businesses affected by Covid-19.
The Local Restrictions Support Grant allocates money based on rateable value to non-essential retail, hospitality and personal care businesses that have been forced to close. The grant also is also available to leisure and community venues, along with sports facilities.
A second grant scheme was launched yesterday. Businesses that have not been forced to close but have been severely impacted by COVID-19 can apply for a Discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant.
Local Restrictions Support Grant (LSRG). The grant levels are based on rateable value:
- £15k or under: £1,334
- Between £15k-£51k: £2,000
- £51k or over grants: £3,000
Discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant (DARG). Available to micro or small business with up to 50 employees that were trading on or before 4 November 2020, sometimes for larger businesses. Businesses must have ongoing fixed business costs, rates, rents, mortgages, leases, etc. and be able to present a “strong justification” for support. The business should have a had minimum annual income of £10,000 (pre-COVID-19 and pro rata if a newly established business) and have suffered a fall in income of at least 30% from pre-COVID-19 levels. Apply here.
In addition, the government has extended its grant scheme for the self-employed. Further information.