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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 (backdated) 5 November - 3 December

The Local Restrictions Support Grant was set up in West Berkshire to support businesses who were forced to close during the national lockdown from 5 November to 2 December.

The period this grant covers is now over, however it is still open for backdated claims by businesses which were forced to close for this period, but have not yet received the grant.

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • occupies property on which it pays business rates
  • was required to close between 5 November and 2 December because of national restrictions

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

  • £1,334 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or less
  • £2,000 for businesses with a rateable value greater than £15,000 and less than £51,000.
  • £3,000 for businesses with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above.

To apply, please doc icon complete this form [23kb] and return to: BRatesgrants@westberks.gov.uk.

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