Business Grants Covering 16 Feb Onwards

If you have applied for a grant covering the National Lockdown period, there is no need to apply again.

We are in the process of updating our fraud checks and if you are eligible for the second payment from the 16 February onwards, it will be paid automatically.

If your grant has been approved already, you should receive a payment covering the period from 16 February next week (week commencing 8 March).

If your grant has not yet been approved, please be patient; we are working through them as quickly as possible and you will be paid the full amount that you are entitled to as soon as possible.

The Government have now set a deadline for grant applications: You need to have completed both application forms by 31 Mar in order to be considered for the grants covering the period 2 Nov 2020 to 16 Feb 2021.

Updates are being issued regularly, so please do check back.

This page was last updated on 8 March 2021


Business Support Grants

There are now at least 11 different government grant schemes which businesses can apply for. They have similar names and it can be confusing to know which you should apply for.

We have attempted to simplify the process for you. Simply complete the full form and the supplementary form and we will work out what you may be eligible for, and pay you as soon as possible.

At the moment, businesses will fall into one of three categories:

1. You haven't applied for any grants from November 2020 onwards.

If this is you, please use the button below to complete the full application form

Complete the full application form

Please check the list below to make sure you have all the required information to hand before you start the form.

2. You have completed one full application form since November 2020

You now need to complete the supplementary form. Please click the button below to open the form:

Please note, you will not be able to submit this form until we have received and processed your full application form, whether your application is refused or approved.

Complete the supplementary form

Due to demand, we are no longer able to make payments from the Open Grant scheme for December 2020. However, please complete this form to be considered for grants covering January onwards.

This form will tell you which grants you should be eligible for and submit your claim.

Please note, you will need the case reference number from your first approved application. It will look like this RP/12345

Please check the list below to make sure you have all the required information to hand before you start the form.

We received a few applications for the wrong scheme, who were then invited to apply for the correct scheme. Please use the reference number for whichever of your applications was approved.

According to our records, approximately 100 November grants are waiting for further information. If you have applied but not received a payment, please check your spam folder for any emails from us. It will help if you add info.H1@swdevon.gov.uk to your trusted email list.

Please return any information we have asked for quickly so that we can process your grant.

3. You have completed one full application form and the LRSG (Open) form, which went live in December.

If you have completed both of these forms, you don't need to do anything. We will be in touch if we need any further information or if you qualify for any future grants.

Please do not submit multiple applications as this slows down the process for you and other businesses.

We have received additional funding from the Government for the Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme. This means we can now offer the grant to more businesses which were impacted during the November lockdown. We are reassessing all the claims and will directly contact affected businesses who may now qualify. 


What do I need to apply?

If you are completing the Full application form, you will need the following:

  • Unique Identifying number for your business such as:
    • Company Reference Number 
    • VAT Registration Number
    • Self-Assessment/Partnership Number
    • Unique Taxpayer Reference
    • Registered Charity Number 
    • Sole Traders may be asked for their National Insurance Number
  • Evidence of how your business was impacted during the lockdown/restriction period
  • Evidence that you were trading before the restrictions came into force on 4 Nov 2020
  • Net Income for the same time period in previous years (if applicable)
  • Ongoing fixed costs
  • Details of other grant awards and any state aid received#
  • Bank Account details
    • Clear, full page copies of the most recent business bank statement. This should match the account that the grant is to be paid into
    • Make sure that the statement shows your address, account details and transactions for the three months leading up to November 2020
    • Photographs or screenshots are fine as long as the information can be read.

For the Supplementary Form, you will need the following:

  • You may be asked to provide net income figures for the December and January period for previous years (e.g. 2018, 2019 and 2020)
  • Clear, full page copies of the most recent business bank statement
    • This should match the account that the grant is to be paid into
    • Make sure that the statement shows your address, account details and transactions covering December/January
    • Photographs or screenshots are fine as long as the information can be read

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