Additional Restrictions Grants now live
The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) has been developed by Luton Council and targets local businesses which are severely impacted by COVID, but not eligible for the Local Restriction Support Grants (LRSG).
The scheme focuses mainly on the retail, hospitality, travel and leisure sectors, or businesses in events and aviation. It will also help businesses outside the business rates system, including taxi/private hire drivers, who have also been impacted but do not qualify for other grant funding schemes. This group will receive a one-off grant payment of £500 if they live and are licensed in Luton. There will also be some funding set aside for business support programmes.
These one off payments have been split into three levels with a £5,000 award given to businesses most impacted, £3,000 given to those lesser impacted and businesses with minor impact will receive £1,000.
In the first round eligible businesses can apply until 24 December 2020. Further rounds will be made available, if and when further national or local Tier 3 restrictions are enforced (depending on government funding availability).
Full details and a link to the application form can be found on the council website HERE.