Covid Restrictions: Financial Support

Local Business Grants via Manchester City Council

Grants to support Manchester businesses during the November to December national lockdown and periods of local restrictions:

manchester.gov.uk/info/500362/covid-19/8053/local_restrictions_support_grants

Grants can be paid at the following rates:

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15k or under, grants of £1,334 will be paid for every 28-day qualifying restriction period
  • For properties with a rateable value of over £15k and below £51k, grants of £2,000 will be paid for every 28-day qualifying restriction period
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51k or over, grants of £3,000 will be paid for every 28-day qualifying restriction period

Businesses with multiple properties, each with a business rates liability, will be awarded a grant for each property. Separate applications will be required for each business property.

Application and eligibility

CityCo & Manchester City Council Grants Briefing: 30 November

With guests Karen Andrews and MCC Licensing Officer Fraser Swift.

To ask specific questions about your venue, please feel free to email the team:

Karen: k.andrews@manchester.gov.uk

Fraser: f.swift@manchester.gov.uk

A guide to advise businesses through the grants system, application process, eligibility criteria and timelines. Plus an outline of Tier 3>2 regulations for winter.

Video Replay

Useful Links

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1374/made

Grants Council page

manchester.gov.uk/info/500362/covid-19/8053/local_restrictions_support_grants

Discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme

manchester.gov.uk/info/500362/covid-19/8061/dicretionary_addition_restrictions_grant_scheme

Tier 3 Guidance

gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know#very-high-alert

Tier 2 Guidance

gov.uk/guidance/local-restriction-tiers-what-you-need-to-know#high-alert

Government evidence for restrictions on hospitality

gov.uk/government/publications/transmission-risk-in-the-hospitality-sector

Government Christmas Guidance

gov.uk/guidance/guidance-for-the-christmas-period

Government Winter Plan

gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-winter-plan

Working Safely: Pubs, Bars and Restaurants

gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/restaurants-offering-takeaway-or-delivery

Working Safely: Performing Arts Guidance

gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/the-visitor-economy

Working Safely: Visitor Economy (Hotels, events, Indoor and Outdoor attractions, Business events and consumer shows)

gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/the-visitor-economy

Furlough Scheme

gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme