Apply for the Additional Restrictions Grant

16 Nov 2020

The Additional Restrictions Grant is a discretionary payment to help businesses that have been adversely impacted by national restrictions imposed to control the spread of Covid-19. The scheme is now open from Today, Monday 16 November to Friday 27 November 2020. This is in addition to the Government’s Local Restrictions Grant which is aimed at businesses who are required to close as a result of lockdown

The grant will not be paid automatically and so applications should be made online here:

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has been working in collaboration with the region’s councils and the Regional Recovery Taskforce to create a consistent regional approach to awarding discretionary grants based on economic need.

To qualify for this grant, your business must be in Bath & North East Somerset and have:

  • been open as usual before the restrictions
  • fewer than 49 employees

One of the following must also apply:

  • You are not a business rate payer of the premises you trade from, or occupy, and are required to close (this includes businesses registered for Council Tax)
  • Your business is not required to close, but has closed due to a significant impact on trading
  • Your business is continuing to operate, but with significantly reduced demand due to social distancing rules

Business sectors this grant applies to

You can apply for this grant if you're business is in any of the following business sectors:

  • Accommodation
  • Car Repair and MOT services
  • Childcare provision
  • Community centres and halls
  • Education and training
  • Entertainment venues
  • Essential retail
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality venues
  • Leisure and sports facilities
  • Medical and dental services
  • Non-essential retail
  • Personal care facilities
  • Storage and distribution facilities
  • Taxi and vehicle Hire businesses

Please contact the Invest in Bath team at with any questions and issues you may be facing, and we will seek to respond as soon as possible.