Register for Coronavirus Business Grant Support Now

Register for grant support now for businesses forced to close from 5th November 2020

If you have a business rates account, and your business has been forced to close apply for the Local Restrictions Support Grant click HERE.

There is more information about the qualifying criteria at our business rates page.

The Government is giving councils in England funding to provide grant support payments to businesses with a business rates account forced to close due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

If you are required to close in England because of national restrictions being introduced on 5 November 2020, you may qualify for the following:

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, grants to be £1,334 per four weeks
  • For properties with a rateable value of over £15,000 and below £51,000, grants to be £2,000 per four weeks
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over grants to be £3,000 per four weeks

Please check our business pages for information about which business must close, and those that may remain open, and what other business support is available.

Find out more about the new national restrictions on the Government’s website.

Please note that the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) is not yet available. We are waiting to receive detailed guidance and funding for this scheme. We will let you know once this scheme is open and how you can apply.

Please check our business pages for further updates or sign up to our business e-newsletter.

Other support available

Please check the Government’s website for information about support for business during COVID-19.

Worcestershire Business Central are there to advise local businesses on grant funding and support helping you restart and recover. Please  see their website, call them on 01905 677 888 or email

Please also see the Chamber of Commerce Herefordshire and Worcestershire Coronavirus information hub.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

The information available to businesses is changing regularly. We will continue to provide information as soon as we receive it. If you know of any businesses that would benefit from receiving these updates, please let them know they can sign up to our e-newsletter.

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