There are a number of current and upcoming support schemes for businesses that have had to shut down or have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions.

Current grants

Local Restrictions Support Grant

  • This grant is for businesses that were required to close as part of the national lockdown on 5 November to 2 December 2020.

  • It is for businesses that pay business rates on their premises.

  • The deadline for applications for this grant is 23.59 on 31 January 2021.

  • If you have already successfully received this grant, do not apply again.

  • Please go to the Local Restrictions Support Grant page for further information, including the eligibility requirements, and to apply.

Additional Restrictions Grant

  • This grant is for businesses that are not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant.

  • It is for businesses that were required to required to stop, significantly change or reduce their normal operations during the national lockdown between 5 November and 2 December 2020.

  • To qualify businesses must:

    • not be registered for business rates

    • be in one of the following sectors

      • bed and breakfasts registered with Huntingdonshire District Council

      • charities

      • organisations that normally operate within a shared workspace

      • market traders who are regular attenders at recognised markets in the district.

  • The deadline for applications for this grant is 23.59 on 31 January 2021.

  • If you have already successfully received this grant, do not apply again.

  • Please go to the Additional Restrictions Grant page for further information, including the eligibility requirements, and to apply.

Additional Restrictions Grant Extension

  • This grant is for businesses who experienced a significant loss of income (over 30%) directly related to/as a result of the national lockdown between 5 November and 2 December 2020.

  • Both businesses that pay business rates and those that do not pay business rates can apply.

  • You will need to provide an accountant's or bookkeeper's letter confirming that your business has suffered a loss of more than 30% or more due to the national lockdown restrictions.

  • The deadline for applications for this grant is 23.59 on 31 January 2021.

  • If you have already successfully received this grant, do not apply again.

  • Please go to the Additional Restrictions Grant Extension page for further information, including the eligibility requirements, and to apply.

Upcoming grants

The Tier 2 and Tier 4 Grants Information page contains details of the upcoming support schemes available to businesses.