Business Grants your questions answered

Updated FAQs correct as of 29th April 2021.

We have seen on our social media channels that you have some general questions related to business grants which we’ve answered below.

For details about grants and how to apply, please visit Coronavirus: Help for businesses and self-employed.

How much money has been paid in grants so far?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve paid over £165.4 million (correct as at 28 April 2021) in total to businesses that have claimed the various business grants available to date. This figure continues to rise on a daily basis.

Do I need to apply for a restart grant?

If you’ve applied for, or received a Local Restrictions Support Grant after 16 February 2021, you won’t need to apply for a Restart Grant. Where possible, we’ll use the information we have to make payment.

We will issue a remittance email confirming the grant has been paid. It is the responsibility of each business to ensure the amount paid is correct and that you meet the grant and subsidy criteria.

If you do need to apply, please go to our website for more information and application form.

Lockdown grant 16 February to 31 March 2021

We’ve made payments automatically to businesses that qualify and have previously received this support, so there’s no need for these businesses to reapply.

If you don’t think you’ve got your grant yet, please check your bank account before you contact us, as payments have been made automatically.

Applications for this grant will close on 31 May.

I’ve received an email asking me to confirm my circumstances, is it real?

We’re sending emails to some businesses asking them to confirm their circumstances remain the same. The email will be from an @kirklees.gov.uk address and contains instructions to follow, with links to different pages on Kirklees Council website.

This email has not been sent to all businesses, so don’t worry if you didn’t get one.

Why have you made changes to the discretionary grant?

We temporarily paused applications to the Discretionary Support Grant Scheme (Additional Restrictions Grant) whilst we made some changes to ensure we can support businesses that are unable to claim the government Restart grant.

Our updated Discretionary Grant Scheme is now open.

If you’ve already received a payment from the previous discretionary grant scheme, you DO NOT need to reapply. We will email you asking you to self-certify your business circumstances. You should receive this email by 30 April 2021. Please follow the instructions it contains so we can arrange payment as appropriate.

Eligible businesses that have not previously received a discretionary grant must complete an application form on our website.

How do I know if my grant application was successful?

If your application is successful we will send an email to confirm details for you, but this may be a short time after we make your payment. We’re asking businesses to keep an eye on their bank account as we send grant payments you or your business are entitled to direct to your account. Please be aware it can take up to three working days for payments to arrive.

How do I know if my grant application has been rejected?

In order to decide on the outcome of each case there a specific criteria and grant assurance checks your business will need to meet that is set by the government. If we assess your claim and decide you won’t qualify for a grant, we will write to you to tell you the reasons why. The letter will go to the correspondence address on your business rates account. This could be different to your business address, for example, a head office or alternative address if you have provided one.

Why do I have different payments in my bank account?

Each grant a business may be entitled to may be paid separately, or grouped together depending on when we assess each grant. For each grant awarded you should receive an email to confirm what the payment relates to.

The table below shows payments for each grant for the time periods they were available. This is broken down by payment frequency cycles. You may find this useful to help you work out what you’ve received payments for if you’re still unsure.

Local Restrictions Support Grant Allowances (LRSG)
 

Scheme

 

Period

Rateable Value
£15,000 and under £15,001 to £50,999 £51,000 and over
Restart Grant

One-off payment

Hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym sectors

 

 

From 1 Apr 21

 

 

£8,000

 

 

£12,000

 

 

£18,000

Restart Grant

One-off payment

Non-essential retail sector

 

From 1 Apr 21

 

£2,667

 

£4,000

 

£6,000

National Lockdown LRSG

(Closed addendum)

For businesses legally forced to close during lockdown

 

44 days

16 Feb to 31 Mar 21

 

£2,096

 

£3,143

 

£4,714

National Lockdown One-off top up grant 42 days

5 Jan to 15 Feb 21

£4,000 £6,000 £9,000
National Lockdown LRSG

(Closed addendum)

For businesses legally forced to close during lockdown

42 days

5 Jan to 15 Feb 21

£2,001 £3,000 £4,500
28 days

5 Nov to 2 Dec 20

£1,334 £2,000 £3,000
LRSG (Closed)

For businesses legally forced to close due to Tier 3 restrictions

 

6 days

30 Dec 20 to 4 Jan 21

£285.86 £428.58 £642.86
14 days

16 Dec to 29 Dec 20

£667 £1,000 £1,500
14 days

2 Dec to 15 Dec 20

£667 £1,000 £1,500
LRSG (Sector)

For businesses in certain sectors required to close

 

4 days

1 Nov to 4 Nov 20

 

£190.57

 

£285.71

 

£428.57

 

 

 

 

LRSG (Open)

For businesses able to remain open but severely impacted by Tier 2 or Tier 3 restrictions

 

6 days

30 Dec 20 to 4 Jan 21

£200.14 £300 £450
28 days

2 Dec to 29 Dec 20

£934 £1,400 £2,100
8 days

28 Oct to 4 Nov 20

£266.86 £400 £600
28 days

30 Sept to 27 Oct 20

£934 £1,400 £2,100
28 days

2 Sept to 29 Sept 20

£934 £1,400 £2,100
28 days

5 Aug to 1 Sept 20

£934 £1,400 £2,100