From 10am Wednesday 16 December 2020, applications will be open for the Additional Restrictions Grant Extension (ARGE) scheme – to support more business sectors who up until now, have not been eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) or Additional Restrictions Support Grant (ARG).

Eligible businesses will receive a one-off payment of £2,000 to cover the effects directly related to the second national lockdown period from 5 November – 2 December. Businesses who have been adversely impacted despite still being able to trade in the lockdown period must provide evidence in the form of an accountant’s letter, which shows a loss of at least 30%.

Executive Leader of Huntingdonshire District Council, Cllr Ryan Fuller said: "Since the beginning of the pandemic we have done what we can to support businesses in accessing financial support from the Government within the constraints of the limited funds we have been given to do so. By widening the eligibility criteria of this latest grant scheme, we hope to reach sectors such as the events industry and those in supply chain businesses who have unfortunately not been eligible to receive any of the Government mandated support packages despite being severely impacted by national restrictions."

Applications are open until 23:59 on Sunday 31 January 2021.

For more information and to apply please visit the Additional Restrictions Grant Extension page.