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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice.

Coronavirus business support grants

What financial support can I get?

Use the GOV.UK business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business.

January 2021 national lockdown grants

National Lockdown is in place from 5 January 2021. The government has extended funding until 31 March 2021 and we will update this page with any information we receive about funding beyond this date.  

If you previously applied for and received payment for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) (Closed) Addendum or the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) we will automatically pay you to cover a further 44 days from 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021. You do not need to take any action or contact us - we will notify you and make payment from the following dates:

  • LRSG during the week commencing 8 March 2021
  • ARG during the week commencing 15 March 2021

Please only contact us if your circumstances have changed and you no longer want to receive funding, by emailing businessratesgrant@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk for the LRSG or additionalrestrictionsgrant@dorsetcc.gov.uk for the ARG. 

Tier 3 grants

Tier 3 restrictions were in place from 31 December 2020 to 4 January 2021. These grants do not apply during periods of national lockdown.

Tier 2 grants

Tier 2 restrictions were in place from 2 December to 30 December 2020. These grants do not apply during periods of national lockdown.

November 2020 national lockdown grants

National lockdown was in place from 5 November to 2 December 2020.

Non business ratepayers or those whose trade has been affected - applications for the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG phase 1) have now closed.

Grants for businesses closed since March 2020

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