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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 (open) 3 December onwards

The Local Restrictions Support Grant will support business rate paying businesses who have not been forced to close, but who have been severely impacted by the local restrictions under Tier 2 in West Berkshire.

Your business may be eligible if it:

  • Occupies property on which it pays business rates
  • Is a hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast or leisure business and has been severely affected by Tier 2 restrictions
  • Was trading on 4 November

There are 3 tiers of funding available. Businesses will receive one of the following tiers of grant, for every 14-day period in which Tier 2 restrictions are in place, depending on the rateable value of your premises:

  • £467 per 14-day period for businesses with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or less.
  • £700 per 14-day period for businesses with a rateable value greater than £15,000 and less than £51,000.
  • £1,050 per 14-day period for businesses with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above.

Funding will be payable for restrictions beginning 2 December 2020 and will be backdated to this date.  

West Berkshire Council will be administering the grants from 14 December. Please apply as soon as possible so that we can arrange payment quickly.

To apply, please doc icon complete this form [25kb] and return to: BRatesgrants@westberks.gov.uk