Phase 4 business support grants

Updated 20/1/2021
Barnsley Council, supported by Sheffield City Region, have provided an updated to the new discretionary grants available to support businesses during the January 2021 lockdown period.

All business support grants are to support businesses with ongoing business costs, such as property, rather than to cover for lost income.

Local Restriction Support Grant Top up

During this period, closed businesses in Hospitality (pubs restaurants and cafes that have been closed throughout), Accommodation (B&B’s excluding AirBNB) and Entertainment (Theatres, cinemas) with a rateable value will have already received a Local Restriction Support grant of between £4000 and £9000 on 6/1/2021

From Wednesday 20 January, these businesses will receive an automatic top-up grant:

Rateable value of premisesOne off payment
£15,000 or under£2000
£15,001 to £50,999£4000
£51,000 or over£6000

Discretionary Support Schemes…

Discretionary Grant 1 – Businesses forced to close that do not have a Business rates account

This specific grant allows for three payment options for businesses in this category. you may be eligible for one or all three grant options. See full details here.
– Please only apply for one payment – other payment decisions will be automated.

The payment amount will depend on the rateable value or annual rent or annual mortgage of the occupied property. Payment will be made on a discretionary basis taking into account individual set ups.

Payments will be made as follows:
Option 1
For: Hospitality, Accommodation, Leisure, Entertainment, Non-Essential Retail, Personal Care – 6 week grant from 5th January

A property with a rateable value or annual rent or annual mortgage ofGrant Payment
Below £1,500£0
Between £1,501 to £2,999£750
Between £3,000 to £15,000£2000
Between £15,001 and £50,999£3000
Above £51,000£4500

Option 2
For: Hospitality, Accommodation, Leisure, Entertainment, Non-Essential Retail, Personal Care –

A property with a rateable value or annual rent or annual mortgage ofGrant Payment
Below £1,500£1000
Between £1,501 to £2,999£1500
Between £3,000 to £15,000£4000
Between £15,001 and £50,999£6000
Above £51,000£9000

Option 3
For: Hospitality, Accommodation, Entertainment – Top up

A property with a rateable value or annual rent or annual mortgage ofGrant Payment
Between £1 – £15,000£2000
Between £15,001 and £50,999£4000
Above £51,000£6000

These are a one off discretionary payment for the January 2021 Lockdown.

Automatic payments will be made for those who have already received support through this grant.


Discretionary Grant 2 – Hardship scheme for open businesses

These payments, based on rateable value, will be made automatically if previously been in receipt of support See more about this grant here.

Rateable value of premisesOne off payment
£15,000 or under£1400
£15,001 to £50,999£2100
£51,000 or over£3150

Discretionary grant 3 – Continuation of supply chain scheme


These payments, based on rateable value, will be made automatically if previously been in receipt of support. See more about this grant here.

Supply ChainRV £1 – £15,000RV £15,001 – £50,999RV Over £51,000
Payment 1 £1,868 £2,800 £4,200
*Payment 2 (January lockdown) £1,868 £2,800 £4,200
**Total £3,736 £5,600 £8,400

*New applicants will receive the full (total) payment
**Previous applicants will receive the January Lockdown payment.
Scheme will close on 16th February



Update to Discretionary grant 2 – For businesses that remain open.

• Home-based businesses and those very low property costs – £1,000 grant
• Driving instructors – £1,000 grant

To be eligible, you must evidence fixed business costs (May include license fees) and be able to demonstrate financial hardship.
Purchasing stock does not apply.
See full details and apply at the bottom of the page here.

Business support packages are in place to allow for ongoing business costs, rather than lost income. If you’re suffering from lost income, see advice here.


Cllr Sir Steve Houghton CBE, Leader of Barnsley Council, said: “It is vital that we as a local authority do all that we can to protect and support our local businesses and workers across Barnsley, we acted swiftly and the offer we have provided exceeds the support given by other areas across the country.
We will continue to offer support and advice, including financial aid when necessary to be sure that as many traders as possible can survive throughout the pandemic
We are proud of our local businesses and workers and have done all that we can to provide them with the best financial support available during these circumstances.”

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