Below you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the Additional Restrictions Grant January 2022 scheme closure. If your query is not answered here, please email us.
Why is the Additional Restrictions Grant – January 2022 scheme closing?
The Additional Restrictions Grant – January 2022 scheme is a limited fund with a fixed budget and a mandated close date of 31 March 2022. We have received a high volume of applications which we anticipate will use the entire fund.
As such, we may have some applications in train that are not fully processed which would have been eligible for the Additional Restrictions Grant – January 2022. We will continue to process these applications and hold the data to use against any future alternative funding.
I applied for the Additional Restrictions Grant – January 2022 and I haven’t heard anything?
Applications can take up to 15 working days to process. We will continue to process applications received before the scheme closed until the whole fund has been allocated. All updates to your application will be provided via your MyHuntingdonshire account that you applied through.
Log in to your MyHuntingdonshire account.
Once signed in, click on 'Track my requests'
Click on the 'Complete' tab and then click on the arrow for the relevant application. You can find the application reference number (which is a string of 8 capital letters) on the email that was sent to you when you submitted your application for a grant. It can also be found under the Documents tab, where your application has been uploaded.
This will then open as below - click on the 'Notes' tab to view any updates.
Please note that a Note will be added here when your application has undergone its initial validation check. We will notify you here if it has passed and moved on to mandatory pre-payment and anti-fraud checks or if it has failed, stating the reasons why.
If there are no Notes here your application is still in the queue for review by the team, which we aim to complete within 3-5 working days of submission.
What about businesses that Local Authorities have not been able to support through the Additional Restriction Grant – January 2022 scheme?
Businesses that are not eligible for or have not received grant funding should be able to benefit from other measures in the Government’s package of support for business. For further information please visit government website.
If your business has been severely affected by the rise of the Omicron Variant and falls within the Accommodation, Leisure or Hospitality sectors you may be eligible for a Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant which you can find more information about on our business grants page.
What are you doing about fraud?
We are aware that cyber criminals and fraudsters may be attempting to exploit opportunities around Covid-19. We are continuing to work with law enforcement colleagues, banks, the Government’s anti-fraud experts and the Local Authorities delivering these grant schemes to reduce the opportunities for fraud and to take action where it does occur. Local Authorities will have existing processes and systems in place to counteract fraudulent claim and should continue using these.