Local Restrictions Support Grant

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) helps businesses that have been required to close due to the government’s local lockdown restrictions. Read more about the Local Restriction Support Grant scheme.

From 00:01 on Saturday 24 October 2020 further local restrictions apply to Barnsley and the following businesses are required to close:

  • pubs and bars (unless serving substantial meals)
  • betting shops
  • bingo halls
  • adult gaming centres
  • casinos
  • soft play centres

How to Qualify

To qualify for a grant your business must have been:

  • open as usual before the restrictions
  • registered for business rates at the premises on 23 October 2020
  • providing services in-person to customers from the premises
  • required to close due to the lockdown restrictions imposed by the government

The amounts you will receive depend on the rateable value of the property and the length of time that the business remains closed. Payments will be made as follows:

Rateable value of premisesGrant payment per 2 weeksGrant payment per 4 weeks
£15,000 or under£667£1334
£15,001 to £50,999£1000£2000
£51,000 or over£1500£3000

An initial payment will be made covering four weeks upon receipt of a successful application. Payments will continue to be made every two weeks whilst the restrictions are in place.

If your business meets the criteria you can apply for the grant using our online form.

State aid

These grant payments count towards state aid. By accepting this grant you must confirm that you’re not in breach of state aid rules. Read more about state aid.

Data protection

Any information you give to us will be held securely and in accordance with the rules on data protection. We will treat personal details as private and confidential and safeguard them. We will not disclose them to anyone unconnected with the council unless you’ve consented to their release or in certain circumstances where:

  • we’re legally obliged to do so;
  • disclosure is necessary for the proper discharge of our statutory functions;
  • disclosure is necessary to enable us to provide you with a requested service or deal with your enquiry;
  • we are under a duty to protect public funds.

We may use the information you’ve provided for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for public funds or for auditing them for these purposes.

Please note: checks will be undertaken to protect the council against fraudulent activity. The government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud and any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to clawback.

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