Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business Support

Adur and Worthing are currently placed in National Lockdown restrictions (as of 5th January 2021). As a result of these restrictions, a number of covid business support grants are live for businesses that have been mandated to close, as well as businesses and sole traders that are struggling.

Grants Quick Reference Guide:

Grant Scheme NameStatusDescriptionPriority SectorsBusiness Rate
Payers Only
Grant Value
Local Restrictions Support Grant
(Closed Addendum)
Open Businesses mandated to close due to Tier 4 and National Lockdown Restrictions All Sectors Yes

Tier 4 up to £1,071 (pro rata 10 days payment)

National Lockdown up to £4,500 (6 week lump sum)

Closed Business Lockdown Payment Open Businesses mandated to close due to National Lockdown Restrictions All Sectors Yes Up to £9,000 (up to £25,000 for exceptional circumstances)
Additional Restrictions Grant
- Round 3
Closes:
15th February 2021
Business financially impacted All Sectors No Up to £3,000
(and up to £10,000 for exceptional circumstances)
Local Restrictions Support Grant
(Closed)
Suspended Only available to businesses during Tier 2 or Tier 3 Restricitions Leisure and Hospitality Yes Up to £1,500 per 14 day period
Local Restrictions Support Grant
(Open)
Suspended Only available to businesses during Tier 2 or Tier 3 Restricitions Leisure, Hospitality, Hotels, Bed & Breakfast Yes Up to £1,050 per 14 day period
Wet-Led Pubs Grant
(Christmas Support Payment)
Closes: 31st January 2021 Any wet-led pub serving less than 50% food Hospitality Yes One-off £1,000 grant

Grants available in support of Tier 4 and National Lockdown Restrictions:

Grants available in support of Tier 2 or Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions:

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Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Addendum) and Closed Business Lockdown Payment

NEW Closed Business Lockdown Payment as announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 5th January 2021

These grants are available to support local businesses in Adur and Worthing who have been mandated to close by the government for the following combined periods:

  • 26th December to 4th January (to cover Tier 4 restrictions)
  • 5th January 2021 onwards (to cover National Lockdown restrictions)

To register you will need to confirm you are the rate payer.

Please check Tier 4 and National Lockdown guidance to see if you are classified as a closed business - on the GOV.UK website.

Grant funding is based on the rateable value of the business premise.

Please note:   

  • LRSG Closed Addendum - Tier 4 payment will be adjusted for the 10 days these restrictions were in place
  • LRSG Closed Addendum - National Lockdown payment is issued as one off lump sum to cover the initial six week restriction period
  • Closed Business Lockdown Payment is issued as a one off lump sum

You only need to submit one registration form which will then be assessed to cover the three grants listed above. Grants will be provided based on the business meeting the eligibility for each grant.

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Additional Restrictions Grant - Round 3

Businesses that are struggling and are not covered by other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed can apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) - Round 3. National guidance on the scheme can be found here:

Adur & Worthing Councils are delivering this funding in collaboration with other local Councils and will deliver the grant as part of the West Sussex Districts & Boroughs Additional Restrictions Discretionary Grant scheme.

Note: This round of funding will now run from Monday 11th January 2021 until (midnight) Monday 15th February 2021.

Please read the below guidance. These guidelines set out the eligibility under which organisations and businesses in West Sussex will qualify to make an application and the evidence required to support an application.

Check eligibility for the West Sussex Additional Restrictions Discretionary Grant Scheme:

Please note, as we are anticipating high demand we are unable to guarantee all applications will be successful. The decision of the grant panel is final and there is no appeals process.

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Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)

Please note: Due to the new National Lockdown restrictions this grant stream is currently suspended.

This grant is available to support those businesses who are required to remain closed in Adur and Worthing in response to the Tier 2 and above restrictions announced by the government on 2nd December 2020.

Please check the full guidance to see if you are eligible for this grant:

Grant funding is set based on the rateable value of the business premise, these amounts can be found in the guidance above.

This grant is currently suspended and may reopen if Adur and Worthing return to Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions.

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Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)

Please note: Due to the new National Lockdown restrictions this grant stream is currently suspended.

This grant is available to support key businesses in Adur and Worthing in response to the Tier 2 and above restrictions announced by the government on 2nd December 2020.

Please check the full guidance to see if you are eligible for this grant:

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) is aimed at businesses within:

  • Hospitality 
  • Hotel
  • Bed & breakfast
  • Leisure 

Local Authorities have discretion as to how to award grant funding to individual businesses.

Grant funding is set based on the rateable value of the business premise, these amounts can be found in the guidance above.

This grant is currently suspended and may reopen if Adur and Worthing return to Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions.

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Wet-Led Pub Grant (Christmas Support payment)

The Government announced further support for wet-led pubs for those areas that were in Tier 2 or above restrictions prior to the 26th December 2020.

For the purpose of this grant, a wet-led pub is defined as a pub that derives less than 50% of its income from sales of food.

Note: The deadline for applications for this funding is Sunday 31st January 2021 (midnight).

Please check the full guidance to see if you're eligible for this one off grant:

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Business support finder tool

A new 'support finder' tool to help businesses and self-employed people across the UK quickly and easily determine what financial support is available to them during the coronavirus pandemic has been launched.

A simple questionnaire that takes business owners under a minute to complete directs them to relevant government financial support:

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Financial Support for Businesses

We will update our website if further funding becomes available. In the interim other options for support that may benefit some businesses include:

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Key Helplines and Email addresses

HMRC Specialist Advice Line: 0800 024 1222 - open from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Business Support Helpline: Backed by the UK Government, the Business Support Helpline provides free, impartial business support and signposting services to businesses in England. For details of how to contact them see Business Support Helpline - on the GOV.UK website

ACAS Employers Advice Line: 0300 123 1100

Questions on International Trade & Coronavirus email COVID19@trade.gov.uk

Other sources of information include: 

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Kickstart Scheme: Check if you can apply for a grant as a representative of a group of employers

Are you able to offer a young person a job for 6 months as part of the new Kickstart Campaign? Adur & Worthing Councils in collaboration with the Adur & Worthing Business Partnership, Job Centre Plus and Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce are keen to hear from you.

The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment.

Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

If you would like to register your interest, please email:

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