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COVID-19 support for business

Road map out of lockdown

On 22 February 2021, the Government announced a road map out of the current national restrictions which apply across England. To understand what this means for your business, please read the Government's COVID-19 Response - Spring 2021 announcement

The Chancellor in his Budget speech on 3 March 2021 made announcements on the continued support for businesses in the run up to reopening the whole economy. You can read here the Government's Budget March 2021 documents 


Restart Grant scheme

This grant scheme is applicable for businesses who are liable to pay business rates (including if your bill shows 100% relief) who are reopening after national lockdown and are within designated sectors as defined by central government.

Ryedale District Council will pay businesses that have previously received a LRSG for Closed businesses grant automatically without the need for an application form; payment was made on 14 April 2021*. Businesses that have not previously received a LRSG for Closed businesses grant will need to complete an application form that will be available on this website at some point during the week 19 to 23 April 2021.

*Payment should be received into bank accounts on Friday 16 April or Monday 19 April 2021 depending upon your bank.


Grants under this scheme will be available to businesses that:

  • Are based in the Ryedale district
  • Are rated and assessed for Non-Domestic Rates (business rates) purposes – you will need your business rates account reference to apply
  • Where the business operation carried out at the premises is in the relevant sector and falls under the appropriate definition as outlined by BEIS 

This grant cannot be awarded where:

  • The business is not rated for Non-Domestic Rates (business rates) purposes
  • Where the business operation carried out at the premises does not fall within one of the relevant sectors defined by BEIS for the purposes of this grant

Amount of funding available to businesses

This grant scheme is a one-off amount and depends on the rateable value of the qualifying premises and the business sector the premises operates under.

Strand 1 – non-essential retail

Rateable value of premises                Grant amount    
 £15,000 or under  £2,667
 £15,001 to £50,999  £4,000
 £51,000 or above  £6,000

Strand 2 – hospitality, leisure, accommodation, personal care, gym and sports

Rateable value of premises                Grant amount    
 £15,000 or under  £8,000
 £15,001 to £50,999  £12,000
 £51,000 or above  £18,000

If you have already received grant payments from the Council under the LRSG for Closed businesses scheme then we will re-assess the information provided in your existing applications to determine what level of Restart Grant you are eligible to receive. Wherever possible these payments will be made automatically without the need for a further application form to be completed. However, the Government requires additional information about businesses for Restart Grants to be paid therefore where we cannot obtain this information ourselves, we will contact you/your business to request the additional information.

We are aiming to start to make these payments sometime during the week of 12 to 16 April 2021.

Please do not contact us in relation to the Restart Grant as we are working towards issuing payments as quickly as possible and as such we may not be able to respond to your enquiry.


Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) (Discretionary)

Grants under this scheme can be considered where your business is not eligible for the Restart Grant scheme.

This scheme is currently closed to applications as we await further funding from Government to make grant payments from April 2021.

Further information on this scheme, together with criteria and grant payment levels will appear here as soon as we receive information from the Government.


If you need help with business support click below

If you have any questions not related to the above schemes please contact the Business team and we will endeavour to reply as soon as possible. We cannot answer questions on the ARG (Discretionary) scheme at this time as we await further guidance from Government on payments from April 2021.

We've produced this handy guide summing up key COVID information about reopening safely, business support, our Town Centre Ambassador, COVID Marshall, environmental health and licensing. 


We appreciate this is a difficult time for all businesses, but rest assured, we are working continuously to ensure we support as many businesses as we can in a relevant and timely way.


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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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