Local authority support

Local authority support

Grant schemes overseen by local authorities: 

A variety of grant schemes have become available via local authorities during the pandemic. Here is an overview of such grants that Oxfordshire businesses maybe eligible before. 

Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG): 

The Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) provides councils with grant funding to support closed businesses that do not directly pay business rates as well as businesses that do not have to close but which are impacted. Local councils can determine which businesses to target and determine the amount of funding from the ARG.

Local Restrictions Support Grants:

The Government will provide grants to businesses that were required to close due to the national lockdown.

The grants, known as Local Restrictions Support Grant, will provide:

  • £1,334 per four weeks for businesses with a rateable value of less than £15,000
  • £2,000 per four weeks for businesses with a rateable value of between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £3,000 per four weeks for businesses with a rateable value of £51,000 or more

The grant amounts are fixed.

Businesses with more than one qualifying property will receive more than one grant. If a business has closed its substantive business but is still offering take-away or click and collect, they should still apply for this grant. The Government estimates that about 90% of eligible small and medium sized business should have their monthly rent for their premises covered by the grants.

Here are direct links to our local authorities grant funding pages. We encourage businesses to head to their respective local authority websites for more details: 

Cherwell District Council

Oxford City Council

South Oxfordshire District Council

Vale of White District Council

West Oxfordshire District Council