Published: 15 January 2021
From: Business and economy
Businesses that have had to close due to the current lockdown can now apply for new government grants.
This latest grants are called ‘Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed) Addendum: 5 January onwards’ (LRSG) and Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP).
The grants cover the six-week period of lockdown from 5 January until 15 February.
Both grants are based on rateable value. The rate of payment for eligible businesses is:
- For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, grants are £2,001 (LRSG) and £4,000 (CBLP) – a total of £6,001
- For properties with a rateable value of between £15,001 and £50,999, grants are £3,000 (LRSG) and £6,000 (CBLP) – a total of £9,000
- For properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over, grants are £4,500 (LRSG) and £9,000 (CBLP) – a total of £13,500
Crawley Borough Council is administering and distributing these grants on behalf of the government.
Businesses can check if they’re eligible by visiting the government's website.
Applications for these grants can be made via the Grant Approval website.
We know many local businesses are struggling. While the council is doing everything it can to support and rebuild the local economy, it's vital any organisation which does need support applies for every grant for which they are eligible.
Cllr Peter Lamb
Crawley Borough Council
For more details on help available for businesses visit our coronavirus information pages.