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COVID-19: Local Restrictions Support Grant (open for business)

This grant is for businesses that remained open but were adversely impacted by tier 2 (Local COVID alert level: high) and tier 3 (Local COVID alert level: very high) local restrictions imposed by the government between 5 August 2020 to 5 November 2020.

What the Local Restrictions Support Grant (open for business) is

This grant is to help hospitality and leisure businesses with on-going fixed commercial costs who can demonstrate a high local economic impact, such as a risk of job losses.

  • Hospitality businesses are classed as: visitor accommodation, bars, restaurants and cafes that offer food and drink to be consumed within the premises
  • Leisurebusinesses are classed as: recreation, entertainment, sports and tourism businesses


The grant is not available to retail businesses or suppliers to the hospitality or leisure sectors. The grant is also not available for loss of income to support wage or employment costs.

You need to meet all the following criteria to be eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (open for business).

  • Your business is located in the borough of Rochdale
  • You were trading on or before 4 August 2020.
  • You were open and trading between 5 August 2020 and 22 October 2020.
  • Your business is solvent and does not face a striking off notice or liquidation.

You must inform us if you're no longer eligible after you're applied or received payment.

What you'll get

The amount of money you’ll receive for each 28-day period depends on the rateable value of each of your business properties.

Rateable value of your property​ Amount you'll receive for each 28-day period from Wednesday, 5 August 2020
​No Business Rates bill​£934
​£15,000 or below​£934
​£15,001 to £50,999​£1,400
​Over £51,000​£2,100

How to claim

To claim the Local Restrictions Support Grant (open for business):

  1. Complete an application form.
  2. Email your completed application form to
  3. In you email, include copies of your bank statements for July 2020 and August 2020 showing the sort code and account number for your business account receiving your grant payment. 

We will not be able to process your form without your bank statements.

Microsoft Word application form for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (71kb doc).PDF application form for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (301kb pdf)

How you're paid

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (open for business) will be paid into your bank or building society account.

Once we've received your completed form and verified the evidence you've submitted, we aim to make a payment within 7 working days. If we need any additional information, we'll contact you.​

Report COVID-19 business grant fraud

If you think someone is claiming a coronavirus business grant when they're not entitled to it, please report this to us.

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