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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Local Restrictions Support Grant

The Local Restrictions Support Grant will support businesses that pay business rates on their premises, who have been forced to close.

The Local Restrictions Support Grant will support businesses that pay business rates on their premises, who have been forced to close.

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • occupies property on which it pays business rates
  • has been required to close because of national restrictions

There are 3 tiers of funding available. Businesses will receive one of the following tiers of grant, for every 28 days of closure, depending on the rateable value of your premises:

  • £1,334 for each 28 day period you are forced to be closed, for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or less
  • £2,000 for each 28 day period you are forced to be closed, for businesses with a rateable value greater than £15,000 and less than £51,000.
  • £3,000 for each 28 day period you are forced to be closed, for businesses with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above.

West Berkshire Council will be administering the grants from 6 November. Please apply as soon as possible so that we can arrange payment quickly.

To apply, please doc icon complete this form [22kb] and return to: BRatesgrants@westberks.gov.uk.

Please refer to the Local Restriction Support Grant queries page for more information.


You can read more information relating to COVID19 and businesses here.