COVID-19 Grants

We have received a number of FOI requests regarding business grants issued during the COVID-19 pandemic. All the information available can be found here.

Every month, the Council receives a number of Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests regarding the grants which were paid to businesses in our area during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A wide range of grants were available at various times, for different businesses. Each grant paid out different amounts, depending on the Rateable Value (RV) of the business.

Certain grants were only available to specific businesses - for example pubs and holiday accommodation, or market traders. Others were paid to businesses that were severely impacted by the restrictions, but not legally required to close.

We have created a list of the different grants that were available at different times, including:

  • The name of the grant
  • Eligible businesses
  • Value of the grant

This page also includes the number of applications that were received and the average time it took to complete the processing.

The full details of the grants paid can be downloaded as an .xlsx spreadsheet.

 

Names and addresses of businesses have not been published. They are deemed to be exempt from disclosure under Section 31(1)(a) Prejudice the prevention and detection of crime and Section 40(2) Third party data of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

COVID-19 Grants

LRSG - Closed Addendum November

Eligibility Criteria Legally mandated to close and business rated
Start Date 5 Nov 2020 
End Date 2 Dec 2020
Not Business Rated (unrated) N/A
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£1,344
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£2,000
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£3,00

ARG - November

Eligibility Criteria
  • Business rated but impacted by restrictions (at least 10% drop Net Income) OR
  • Not Business rated
Start Date 5 Nov 2020
End Date 2 Dec 2020
Not Business Rated (unrated) £1,334 (will be topped up from £934)
(£400 top up to follow in Feb for current claims)
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A

£1,334 (will be topped up from £934)
(£400 top up to follow in Feb for current claims)

Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B

£2,000 (will be topped up from £1400)
(£600 top up to follow in Feb for current claims)

Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C

£3,000 (will be topped up from £2100)
(£900 top up to follow in Feb for current claims)

LRSG - Closed Tier 2

Eligibility Criteria Business Rated AND legally mandated to close in T2
Start Date 2 Dec 2020
End Date 30 Dec 2020
Not Business Rated (unrated) NA
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£1,344
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£2,000
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£3,000

LRSG - Open Tier 2

Eligibility Criteria Business that is still trading/solvent in T2.Only paid to Self-catering accommodation where business owner lived in Devon
Start Date 2 Dec 2020
End Date 30 Dec 2020
Not Business Rated (unrated) £1,334
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£1,333
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£2,000
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£3,000

LRSG - Closed Tier 3

Eligibility Criteria Business Rated AND legally mandated to close in T3
Start Date 31 Dec 2020
End Date 5 Jan 2021
Not Business Rated (unrated) N/A
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£238
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£357
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£535

LRSG - Open Tier 3

Eligibility Criteria Business that is still trading/solvent in T3.Only paid to Self-catering accommodation where business owner lived in Devon
Start Date 31 Dec 2020
End Date 5 Jan 2021
Not Business Rated (unrated) £238
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£238
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£357
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£535

Wet Led Pub Christmas Support Payment

Eligibility Criteria Trading before 5 Nov 2020 AND
At least 50% net income from drinks
Start Date 2 Dec 2020
End Date 31 Dec 2020
Not Business Rated (unrated) N/A
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£1,000
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£1,000
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£1,000

Closed Business Lockdown Payment

Eligibility Criteria Main Business closed 6 Jan 2021 = YesAnd is business rated on LRSG November
Start Date 6 Jan 2021
End Date 16 Feb 2021
Not Business Rated (unrated) N/A
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£4,000
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£6,000
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£9,000

LRSG Closed Addendum January 2021

Eligibility Criteria
  • Main Business closed 6 Jan 2021 = Yes And
  • is business rated on LRSG November
Start Date 6 Jan 2021
End Date 16 Feb 2021
Not Business Rated (unrated) N/A
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£2,001
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£3,000
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£4,500

LRSG Closed Addendum February 2021

Eligibility Criteria
  • Main Business closed 6 Jan 2021 = Yes And
  • is business rated on LRSG November
Start Date 17 Feb 2021
End Date 31 Mar 2021
Not Business Rated (unrated) N/A
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£2,096
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£3,143
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£4,714

Restart Grant Strand One

Eligibility Criteria Business rated for non-essential retail
Start Date 1 Apr 2021
End Date  
Not Business Rated (unrated) N/A
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£2,667
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£4,000
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£6,000

Restart Grant Strand Two

Eligibility Criteria Business rated for hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gyms
Start Date 1 Apr 2021
End Date  
Not Business Rated (unrated) N/A
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£8,000
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£12,000
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£18,000

ARG January 2021

Eligibility Criteria
  • Business rated but impacted by restrictions (at least 10% drop Net Income)
  • Not Business Rated
Start Date 6 Jan 2021
End Date 16 Feb 2021
Not Business Rated (unrated) £2,001
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£2,001
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£3,000
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£4,500

Impacted Retail Lockdown Payment

Eligibility Criteria Business Rated, not closed but impacted by restrictions and having a physical retail element of the Business that had to close or was severely impacted, i.e. a showroom, or shop. not online retail
Start Date 6 Jun 2021
End Date 16 Feb 2021
Not Business Rated (unrated) N/A
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£4,000
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£6,000
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£9,000

ARG February 2021 (Impacted, Closed, Non-BR)

Eligibility Criteria
  • Business rated but impacted by restrictions (at least 10% drop Net Income) OR
  • Not Business Rated
Start Date 17 Feb 2021
End Date 31 Mar 2021
Not Business Rated (unrated) £1,467 (plus £400 top up for WD only paid 14 June)
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£1,467 (plus £400 top up for WD only paid 14 June)
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£2,200 (plus £700 top up for WD only paid 14 June)
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£3,300 (plus £900 top up for WD only paid 14 June)

ARGX

Eligibility Criteria Ongoing grant intended to support businesses that are severely impacted by the restrictions, and that may or may not be in the business rates system.
Start Date 1 Apr 2021
End Date 31 May 2021
Not Business Rated (unrated) £2,668.00
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£2,668.00
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£4,000.00
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£6,000.00

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure

Eligibility Criteria Business rated businesses in Hospitality, Leisure or accommodation
Start Date Jan 2022
End Date 18 Mar 2022
Not Business Rated (unrated) N/A
Rateable Value is £15,000 or less
Band A
£2,667.00
Rateable Value is over £15,000 and less than £51,000
Band B
£4,000.00
Rateable Value is over £51,000
Band C
£6,000.00

Notes

Sector Column: Part way through the Grants period the government updated their criteria to require a SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) code to be self selected. Not all grant recipients submitted this information and there was no requirement to do it retrospectively.

The early application forms asked for the business area but as the two lists didn't match completely we have left the earlier business areas listed for any applicants that didn't update this field. 

Grant Type Average Days to Complete Total Grant Application Forms Received
LRSG Grants 14 3157 (Nov)
2800 (Dec onwards)
ARG Grants 20 1963 (Nov)
577 (Dec onwards)
Restart Grants 28 2630
ARG Extension (ARGX) N/A 944
HLG N/A 1464