Support for businesses

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)

Following Covid-19 restrictions placed on the London Borough of Newham from 17 October 2020 onwards, central Government has provided the council with funding for grant payments to support those businesses impacted by the restrictions.

There are a number of different grants available, which vary according to changes in tiered restrictions. Please see below an overview of grants available, and the dates in these are available.

Application forms for the grants can be found at the bottom of the page. Please see below links to official government guidance regarding the grants.

Check if you're eligible for coronavirus local restrictions support grant for closed businesses

Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus local restrictions support grant for open businesses

Check if your nightclub is eligible for a coronavirus grant due to national restrictions

Please note that you do not need to reapply for each grant period/scheme, grants will be paid based on your initial application form to eligible businesses. You only need to complete a different application if you applied or the Christmas Support Payment for Wet Led Pubs.

Local Restriction Support Grant (O) for tier 2 restrictions

Grants have been made available for eligible businesses within the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors.

Eligibility for this grant is based on the Valuation Office description of your premises. The Local Authority has received a list from Central Government of which property types will qualify.

AMUSEMENT ARCADE AND PREMISES

BINGO HALL AND PREMISES

BOWLING ALLEY AND PREMISES

CAFE AND PREMISES

CASINO AND PREMISES

CINEMA AND PREMISES

CLUB AND PREMISES

CLUB HOUSE AND PREMISES

GUEST HOUSE AND PREMISES

HOTEL & PREMISES

HOTEL AND PREMISES

LEISURE CENTRE AND PREMISES

MUSEUM AND PREMISES

NIGHTCLUB AND PREMISES

PUBLIC HALL OFFICES AND PREMISES

PUBLIC HOUSE AND PREMISES

PUBLIC HOUSE HOTEL AND PREMISES

RESTAURANT

RESTAURANT AND  PREMISES

RESTAURANT AND PREMISES

THEATRE AND PREMISES

TOURIST ATTRACTION AND PREMISES

WINE BAR AND PREMISES

Payment Amounts

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £435.00
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £670.00
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £956.00

Local Restriction Support Grant (S) for nightclubs and sexual entertainment venues from 1 November

On Friday 9 October, the Government announced further funding to support businesses that have been required to close on a national basis since 23 March 2020 due to restrictions being put in place to manage coronavirus and save lives

Grant funding for eligible businesses will be payable by Local Authorities in 14-day payment cycles with eligibility starting 1 November 2020.

Eligible businesses are: a. Nightclubs, dance halls, and discotheques; b. Sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars

Payment Amounts

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £667 for every four week period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £1,000 for every four week period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £1,500 for every four week period.

The following grant schemes applicable between 17th October 2020 – 15th February 2021 are now closed.

  • Local Restriction Support Grant (Sector)
  • Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed)
  • Local Restriction Support Grant (Open)
  • Local Restriction Support Grant (Closed Addendum)
  • Closed Business Lockdown Payment

Applications submitted after 31st March 2021, will only receive the final closed addendum payment below.

16th  February 2021 – 31st March 2021

Local Restriction Support Grant for businesses forced to close during national lockdown

Grant funding has been made available to those businesses that are unable to trade and are forced to close during the additional restrictions. During this period, a single grant to cover the 44 day period will be paid to each eligible business. The grant amounts will be fixed. Businesses with more than one qualifying property will receive more than one grant.

Payment Amounts

  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 and below will be eligible for a grant of £2,096 per 44 day period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £15,000 - £51,000 will be eligible for a grant of £3,143 per 44 day period.
  • Businesses whose property has a rateable value of £51,000 and above will be eligible for a grant of £4,714 per 44 day period.

Application Forms

Local Restrictions Support Grant Form 

Please note that you do not need to reapply for each grant period/scheme, grants will be paid based on your initial application form to eligible businesses.