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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. 

Additional Restrictions Grant

The Additional Restrictions Grant is a discretionary grant administered by West Berkshire Council to support businesses who have been affected by restrictions and who have either not received other grant support, or require further assistance.

The grant is divided into the following eligibility categories and businesses may apply to one:

  • Part A - You do not pay business rates, but you have been forced to close and have ongoing property related costs, e.g. rent in a shared workspace.
  • Part B - Your business is ancillary to the hospitality, retail and leisure industries and you have lost your main source of revenue due to restrictions, but you are not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG).
  • Part C - You pay business rates and you may have received the Local Restrictions Support Grant, but you did not receive any of the previous grants administered by West Berkshire Council and you require further support due to demonstrable financial vulnerability.
  • Part D - You do not pay business rates, you have not received any previous grants administered by West Berkshire Council to date and you do not fit into parts A - C, but you require support due to severe financial vulnerability.

The amount of funding you will receive will be determined by the rateable value of the business premises you occupy, or if you are not liable for business rates then by a proxy value as detailed in the application form.

We will keep the ARG under review in light of any further national restrictions that may be announced.

West Berkshire Council is currently administering these grants. Please apply as soon as possible so that we can arrange payment quickly.

To apply, please doc icon complete this form [84kb] [84kb] and return to: BRatesgrants@westberks.gov.uk.


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