Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)

Central government has provided funding to support businesses with a rateable value in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation and selected sectors that remained open, but were severely affected during the period of local COVID alert level : High (Tier 2) and COVID alert level : Very High (Tier 3)

The London Borough of Bromley was in Tier 2  between 17 October and 4 November 2020 and 2 December to 15 December 2020 and Tier 3 between 16 and 19 December 2020.

The scheme will remain open for two weeks and funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Eligible businesses

To be eligible, the business must pay business rates in Bromley, have been open during the period of local Covid-19 alert level: High (Tier 2) and Very High (Tier 3), between 17 October to 4 November 2020, 2 December to 15 December 2020 or 16 December to 19 December and have been severely affected by the pandemic.

Businesses in the following sectors are able to apply

  • Accommodation
  • Animal grooming facilities
  • Audiology services
  • Beauty salons
  • Catteries
  • Chiropodists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Dry cleaners
  • Event and hospitality suppliers
  • Hairdressers
  • Hospitality
  • Kennels
  • Laundrettes
  • Leisure
  • Nail salons
  • Newsagents
  • Opticians
  • Osteopaths
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo parlours
  • Taxi or vehicle hire businesses
  • Veterinary surgeons

To apply, your business must:

  • occupy a commercial premises included in the ratings list in the London Borough of Bromley.
  • be able to provide evidence to show that the business was trading prior to and during Tier 2 and Tier 3 local restrictions
  • be in the list of eligible sectors listed (except national betting chains and takeaways)
  • be able to provide evidence that your business was severely impacted during Tier 2 and Tier 3 Covid-19 restriction due to a drop in income, loss of orders or reduction in customer numbers
  • not be insolvent
  • meet state aid requirements

Your business will not be eligible if:

  • It is not in one of the sectors listed
  • Your business was not open during Local Covid Alert Level: High (Tier 2) and Very High (Tier 3) restriction periods
  • Your business does not occupy a commercial premises included in the ratings list
  • National betting chains and takeaways are not eligible for this scheme
  • The council will reserve the right to request further documentation as necessary.


Initial one-off payments will be as follows:

Rateable Value below or equal to £15k – grant of up to £500.00
Rateable Value more than £15k and less than or equal to £51k – grant of up to £900.00
RV greater than £51k – grant of up to £1,200.00

A subsequent payment may be made to allocate any remaining funding.


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