West Berkshire Council

Local Restrictions Support Grant

Updated 21 June 2021

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) supported rate-paying businesses that were forced to close due to local and national restrictions. 

The LRSG closed for new applications on 31 May 2021.

It was broken down into the following time periods:

  • 5 November - 1 December (National Lockdown)
  • 2 December - 18 December (Tier 2) - Only hospitality, accommodation and leisure businesses who were restricted or forced to close received a grant for this period.
  • 19 December - 4 January (Tier 4)
  • 5 January - 15 February (National Lockdown)
  • 16 February- 31 March (National Lockdown)

If you have any questions regarding this grant scheme, please email us at:

BRatesgrants@westberks.gov.uk


Payments awarded under the Local Restrictions Support Grant

The following payment levels were awarded to businesses who qualified for the LRSG.

5 November - 1 December (National Lockdown)

  • £1,334 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £2,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £3,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

2 December - 18 December (Tier 2) - Only hospitality, accommodation and leisure businesses who were restricted or forced to close were eligible for this period.

  • £467 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £700 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £1,050 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

19 December - 4 January (Tier 4) - These were pro-rata payments to cover the full period.

  • £809 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £1,214 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £1,821 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

5 January - 15 February (National Lockdown)

  • £2,001 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £3,00 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £4,500 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

Closed business lockdown payment

The following lump sums were paid to recipients of the LRSG in January:

  • £4,000 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £6,000 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £9,000 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000

16 February - 31 March (National Lockdown)

  • £2,096 for businesses with a rateable value of £15,000 or under
  • £3,143 for businesses with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
  • £4,714 for businesses with a rateable value of over £51,000