Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) for businesses

LRSG funding updates → 

Restart Grants update

The government have stated that pre-payment checks must be carried out on all Restart Grant recipients before any awards are made. We are still awaiting confirmation from the government as to how these checks should be carried out, and have requested an urgent update to allow us to begin making payments. Any Wigan business who has previously received a LRSG Grant will have their Restart grant awarded automatically without having to apply – pending pre-payment checks.

We understand how important this funding is to businesses and appreciate your patience whilst we wait for government clarification. This webpage will be updated as soon as we receive this.

If your business has been affected by COVID related government restrictions, you may be eligible for a Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG).

There are four grant schemes available:

  • LRSG Open (Tier 2) - aimed at hospitality, hotels, bed and breakfast, and leisure businesses who were open during Tier 2 restrictions but whose trade suffered as a result
  • LRSG Closed (Tier 3) - aimed at businesses such as wet pubs, soft play centres, adult gaming centres etc. who were subject to government mandated closure during Tier 3 restrictions
  • LRSG Addendum (National Lockdown) - aimed at retail, hospitality and leisure sectors forced to close due to the national lockdown enforced from 5th November 2020
  • LRSG Sector - aimed at nightclubs, casinos and sexual entertainment venues who have been under mandated closure since March 2020.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for the four LRSG schemes, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • The business was subject to the restriction relevant to the grant scheme on the date the restriction was put into place
  • The business was liable for Business Rates at the point the relevant restriction was put into place
  • The business was open and trading to the public at the point the restriction was put into place and throughout the award period
  • The applicant is the owner or director of the applying business
  • The applicant was leasing or owned business premises / a business work base within Wigan borough at the point the restriction was put into place and throughout the award period
  • The business was not in administration, liquidation or dissolved at the point the restriction was put into place throughout the award period
  • The business complies with State Aid rules – view State Aid guidance (external link).

If you're not liable for Business Rates at your property or your business type is not one of the main types covered by the LRSG, you may be eligible for a discretionary grant.

How much will you receive?

The amount you receive is based on the rateable value of the business premises, which is determined by the Valuation Office Agency.

You will find the award levels for each scheme listed below.

Where restriction periods are less than the stated pay cycles below, pro rata awards will be made.

LRSG Open (Tier 2)

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £934 for each 28 day restriction period
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £1,400 for each 28 day restriction period
  • Rateable value of £51,001 or more - £2,100 for each 28 day restriction period.

LRSG Closed (Tier 3)

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £667 for each 14 day restriction period
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £1,000 for each 14 day restriction period
  • Rateable value of £51,001 or more - £1,500 for each 14 day restriction period.

LRSG Addendum (National Lockdown)

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £1,334 for each 28 day restriction period
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £2,000 for each 28 day restriction period
  • Rateable value of £51,001 or more - £3,000 for each 28 day restriction period.

LRSG Sector

  • Rateable value of £15,000 or less - £667 for each 14 day restriction period
  • Rateable value between £15,001 and £51,000 - £1,000 for each 14 day restriction period
  • Rateable value of £51,001 or more - £1,500 for each 14 day restriction period.

How to apply for the LRSG

Before you apply, you must have the following information available to complete your application:

  • An electronic version of your latest bank statement. This is to protect your business against fraud and error
  • Your 12 digit Business Rates reference. This begins with a 5 and can be found on your latest Business Rates bill or letter.

Not eligible? You may qualify for the Discretionary Local Restrictions Support Grants

We are not currently accepting any new applications for Discretionary Local Restrictions Support Grants.

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