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Business support package for January lockdown | Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) 16 February to 31 March 2021 and Restart Grant (1 April 2021) | Birmingham City Council

Business support package for January lockdown

Applications for this scheme have now closed and the government deadline for local authorities to make payments is 30 June 2021.


This package of support applies from 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021

This scheme is an extension of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) scheme but has been adapted for the period of national restrictions.

The first payment period was for the period of 42 days from 5 January 2021 to 15 February 2021; applications for the first period closed on 31 March 2021.

The second payment cycle is for a 44 day period up to the end of the financial year and follows on directly from the first payment cycle to cover 16 February to 31 March 2021.

For this 44 day payment, the application closure date is 31 May 2021 and final payments must be made by 30 June 2021.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) 16 February to 31 March 2021

Eligibility criteria

  • Extension of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) scheme but adapted for the period of national restrictions. The payment period is for 44 days from 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 rather than the 14-day payment cycle in tiers.   
  • Local authorities have been provided with funding for businesses that are required to close because of national restrictions from 5 January 2021 and include non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.
  • Businesses supported through LRSG (Sector) will be eligible for funding under the LRSG (Closed): 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021, during national restrictions, for example nightclubs and adult entertainment venues.  

Grant amounts

  • Businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of exactly £15,000 or under on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £2,096 per 44-day qualifying restriction period. 
  • Businesses occupying properties with a rateable value over £15,000 and less than £51,000 on the date of the commencement of the widespread national restrictions will receive a payment of £3,143 per 44-day qualifying restriction period. 
  • Businesses occupying properties with a rateable value of exactly £51,000 or above on the commencement date of the widespread national restrictions, will receive £4,714 per 44-day qualifying restriction period.

If you have submitted an online application form since October 2020, you do not need to submit a further application.

We are working hard to assess all outstanding and new applications and also make additional grant awards to those businesses which are eligible. Duplicate applications will cause further delays and result in some applications being rejected.