Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

Following consultations with our business partners, the council has approved the second phase of the ARG to support local businesses with recovery and growth after the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are now being encouraged from local businesses for the following funding.

Additional Restrictions Grant - cultural grant scheme.  A grant to support local cultural organisations to put events on in our borough town centres

The grant page gives a full description of the  grant including guidance documents, full eligibility, deadline dates and the application form.

For further information please email

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Additional Restrictions Grant schemes – now closed

Additional Restrictions Grant - business start-up during COVID scheme
This grant scheme has now closed as all funds allocated to this scheme have been utilised. If new funding becomes available the scheme may re-open at a later date.

Business growth scheme

Business hardship fund

Business innovation grant

Tier 4 top up grants

Independent public houses, bars and licensed sports and social clubs

Home based business scheme

Special treatment licence scheme

Pavement licence scheme

Cultural recovery grant

Grant for occupying a vacant unit