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Ryedale is currently under the Government’s National Lockdown COVID Alert Level.

Under these restrictions there are two business support grants:

1. Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Business) - for businesses forced to shut and registered on the Council’s business rates listing on 5 November 2020

2. Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary) – for businesses not registered on the Council’s business rates listing on 5 November 2020 and continue to be severely impacted by COVID-19


Click the appropriate box below to see the eligibility criteria and an application form.

Ryedale District Council’s Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed Business) scheme is now open for applications.


This scheme is only available to businesses that have been mandated to close by Government which are non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses and who are registered on the Council’s business rates listing on 5 November 2020.

The Council’s Policy (link below) sets out the exact criteria for businesses eligible for the payment of grants under this scheme.

Ryedale Local Restrictions Support Grants (Closed Business) policy (PDF, 11 pages, 225kb)


Grants under this scheme are 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

- Operated prior to the restrictions being imposed

- Have been ordered to stop operating by the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 or are operating in a substantively reduced way due to restrictions (such as restaurants or pubs running take-away services or shops running click & collect)

This grant cannot be awarded where:

- The business is not rated for Non-Domestic Rates (business rates) purposes

- The business has not been ordered to stop operations

- The business was not operating prior to restrictions being imposed

For a full list of businesses subject to restrictions or closure, or permitted to remain open, please refer to gov.uk - Guidance Closing certain businesses and venues in England

Grant amounts payable

 - Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £1,334 per 28-day qualifying restriction period.

 - Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £2,000 per 28-day qualifying restriction period.

 - Businesses occupying hereditaments appearing on the local rating list with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above on the commencement date of the widespread national restrictions, will receive £3,000 per 28-day qualifying restriction period.

 - If your business does not meet the above criteria for this grant you may qualify for some help through the Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary) scheme which is in the process of being finalised.  Please continue to check this web page for further updates.

The Government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud – and any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error.

Apply for this scheme using the application form

This is a grant scheme that may apply to businesses that do not meet the criteria of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) scheme. As this scheme comes under discretionary powers, further work needs to be carried out on a policy for the scheme, including what criteria would be applied. We anticipate further information will be made available w/c 23 November 2020. Please help us prioritise our resources by continuing to check this webpage rather than call us at this busy time. Thank you.


Government COVID-19 business support schemes

Click the box below for current information on the Government support schemes

We understand that with the constant announcements changing restrictions and subsequent support available it can be difficult to keep on top of information.

For all the latest information and to find out what financial support schemes you may be eligible for visit our business support page.


York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub

The Growth Hub offers additional up-to-date advice and information for your business.

For additional help and support on the COVID-19 crisis visit the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub's dedicated website 


Working safely during COVID-19

These are the businesses that should remain closed during the current national lockdown. 

The Government has a range of guidance for businesses to work safely during COVID-19 once the lockdown is lifted. 

NHS QR posters and NHS app

The Government announced that certain venues, including venues run by local authorities will now be legally required to display NHS QR posters in their venues. This includes all venues from the following sectors:

• hospitality;

• leisure and tourism;

• close contact services;

• local authority venues.

To support you, there is a bank of resources: NHS covid information  

NHS QR posters

To make it easier to log who visits a venue, an official NHS QR code poster must be created and displayed by the designated businesses. This is a legal requirement. 

Visitors can check-in at different premises displaying the QR code posters, by downloading and then using the NHS COVID app, which is being rolled out nationally from Thursday too. 

If individuals choose to check-in using the QR code poster they do not need to log in via any other route. If they don’t want to use the app, then their visit will need to be recorded in the normal COVID-safe way - by keeping a record of their name and contact details.

NHS COVID-19 app 

The NHS COVID-19 app is part of NHS Test and Trace. It alerts people who may be at risk of coronavirus so they can have the information they need to protect themselves, their communities and the people they love.

The app’s features include contact tracing, risk alerts by postcode, a symptom checker and test booking.

It is a key part of Government measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The more people that do the right thing, by using the app and self-isolating when alerted - the more we keep each other safe and stop infection rates rising.

By downloading and using the app, you’ll be helping protect those around you – friends, family, colleagues and local communities. 

To download the app, visit your phone’s app store and download the NHS COVID-19 app.

Back to business pack

A 'back to business pack' is available to small businesses. There's a range of posters to choose from, to let customers know how your business will operate under the new restrictions. For more information and eligibility, click here


Support links for charities and those in the voluntary sector

The Government site for Charities

The Small Charities Coalition – lots of useful Covid-19 related links to other sites including funders   

The Government site for Community Interest Companies

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations which provides lots of advice and regular blog updates


Free training resources for employers and employees

The York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub has created a Learning Toolkit to help businesses and employees in the region access online learning resources during these difficult times.

Through Skills Support for the Workforce businesses can develop and implement bespoke training programmes, which will help to meet their growth ambitions by satisfying their workforce’s immediate and long term skills needs.

Delivered, at no cost to you, by professional training on a range of business topics, and based around bespoke training plans designed to help your business and people develop and grow.


If you need help with business support click below

If you have any questions please contact the Business team and we will endeavour to reply as soon as possible. 

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.

Contact us

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

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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