Category Archives: Business Grants and Rates relief

Carlisle City Council – Second Round Local Recovery Grant applications

Carlisle City Council are opening a second round of applications for the Local Recovery Grant (ARG) on Monday 12 July. Funding is limited so applications will close on Monday 19 July. To apply for this fund you do not need to have applied for a business grant before. For further details go to www.carlisle.gov.uk/news-and-events/business-support

New Corona-virus grants via local Councils, in particular Allerdale Borough Council

As you may have heard, local councils have recently been receiving funds for the Restart Grant (RG) and Spring Back Payments (SBP). Applications may also still be possible up to 31 May 2021 to claim on the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) (LRSGC). If you are eligible for the LRSGC grant and haven’t yet received…

Carlisle Council Local Recovery Grant from May 2021

If you run a business that falls in the Carlisle City Council area, you may now be eligible to claim under the latest Additional Restrictions Grant, called the Local Recovery Grant. Over £900,000 has been allocated to Carlisle Council for this purpose, however, if you feel you are eligible to claim, unlike some previous grants,…

Deadline for applications for the Christmas Support Payment extended

The deadline for applications for the Christmas Support Payment has been extended to 28 February 2021. The Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs is to support pubs, based in England that predominantly serve alcohol rather than provide food and have been severely impacted over the festive season due to temporary local restrictions. Eligible businesses may…

Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) – Carlisle City Council applications closing

Carlisle City Council deadline for applying for this grant is tomorrow at 3 pm. Ensure you complete the application form on https://www.carlisle.gov.uk/news-and-events/business-support to apply for this grant before the deadline. The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides local councils with grant funding to support closed businesses that do not directly pay business rates as well as…

What grants can I claim during Lockdown 3.0?

The grants that are available since we were placed into lockdown on 5 January 2021 are: Local Restrictions Support Grant (closed ) -LRSG(C) Closed Business Support Payments -CBSP Additional restrictions grants -ARG The LRSG(c) will continue to be available until the restrictions are lifted, this is not expected until at least the February half term….

Covid Assistance and New One-Off Grant for Retail, Leisure and Hospitality

As we enter another lockdown, the government have introduced additional support for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses in the form of a one-off grant of up to £9,000. This will provide an extra £4.6 billion of support to some of the hardest hit industries in the pandemic. There will also be a discretionary fund of…

Covid Additional Restrictions Grant applications closing this week in Cumbria

Local councils in Cumbria will be closing their applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) this week. If you fall within the business sectors asked to close as a result of the November “lockdown” and haven’t already claimed the Additional Restrictions Grant, then you should apply by the deadlines below.  The list of potentially affected…

New penalties for overclaimed CJRS, SEISS and “Eat out to Help Out” Grants

HMRC have announced that they will be imposing penalties of up to 100% of the amounts overclaimed on businesses so make sure that your claims are correct. The penalties depend on whether or not the overclaim is the result of a deliberate error and whether or not the disclosure was prompted by HMRC. The penalty…

Covid Council Grants

If you fall within the business sectors asked to close as a result of the November “lockdown” and haven’t already claimed either the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) or the Additional Restrictions Grant, both administered by your local council, then you should apply as soon as possible. The list of potentially affected business types can…