The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) is available to those businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes, such as the Local Restriction Support Grant, but are still severely impacted by the second national restrictions.

How does the grant work?

Funding is provided to local councils to support closed businesses that do not directly pay business rates, as well as businesses that do not have to close but are negatively impacted.

What are the eligibility criteria?

This is a discretionary grant and local councils determine the way in which the ARG is distributed to businesses and the associated eligibility criteria. Please see links to individual local council websites below as eligibility criteria may vary.

A business could qualify for funding through the ARG if it

  • Is required to close but does not pay business rates and therefore is not eligible under the Local Restrictions Support Grant; or
  • Is allowed to remain open, but is significantly impacted by the restrictions, for example it could be a supplier to the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors or within the events sector.

A business is not eligible to receive funding through the ARG if it

  • Is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register; or
  • Has exceeded the permitted state aid threshold.

What is the application process?

Applications should be made directly with your local council, please click on the relevant links below.

Local council application details

Breckland Council

Broadland Council

Are currently developing how this funding will work and have an expression of interest form to hear more about the grant once it is open for applications. Click here to register interest.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

North Norfolk

Have yet to publish details.

Norwich City Council

South Norfolk Council

Are currently developing how this funding will work and have an expression of interest form to hear more about the grant once it is open for applications. Click here to register interest.