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New grant schemes to be launched for businesses

There are two new local restriction support grant schemes (LRSG Open, and LRSG Closed) set to be launched for hospitality and leisure businesses in Shropshire who have been forced to close, or who have been affected by reduced trade. Information on each is outlined below.

If you have applied for the Local Restrictions Support Grant for November then Shropshire Council will contact you shortly to inform you of which scheme you are eligible for, and to ask you to confirm some key information. Once money is made available from central government, grant payments will be made to businesses. The new schemes cover a rolling fortnightly period whilst Shropshire remains in Tier 2 or 3.

Alongside the new local restrictions grant schemes the Current LRSG scheme covering the national restrictions in November is still open and accepting applications. If you are eligible for this grant but have not yet applied you are strongly encouraged to do so, this will allow Shropshire Council to contact you regarding the new LRSG Open and LRSG Closed grants. To check eligibility and apply click here.

There is also a Christmas Support Payment of £1000 available for wet-led pubs. To be eligible for this payment your business must make less than 50% of income from food. Similarly to the new local restrictions grants, Shropshire Council will contact you if you are eligible and payments will again be made once this is made available from central government.

The Local Restriction Support Grant – Open

This grant is for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector who can remain open but have still been impacted by restrictions. Businesses supported will include food-led pubs, restaurants, hotels and bed & breakfasts alongside other businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector.

Grant Payment Thresholds for LRSG – Open

The grant payable (every two weeks) to an eligible business depends on the Rateable Value of the property. These are as follows:

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15k or under, grants to be £467
  • For properties with a rateable value of between £15k-£51k grants to be £700
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51k or over grants to be £1050

The Local Restrictions Support Grant – Closed

This grant is for businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector who have been forced to remain closed from within the hospitality and leisure industries.

Grant Payment Thresholds for LRSG – Closed

The grant payable (every two weeks) to an eligible business depends on the Rateable Value of the property.  These are as follows:

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15k or under, grants to be £667
  • For properties with a rateable value of between £15k-£51k grants to be £1000
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51k or over grants to be £1500