Coronavirus COVID-19: Support for businesses

Updated 16 November 2020 

Local Restrictions Support Grant scheme

The Government’s Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) scheme is available to support businesses that have been legally required to close due to coronavirus and occupy a rateable property.

Eligible businesses can claim the following grants, based on their rateable value:

  • For properties with a rateable value of £15,000 or under, grants to be £1,334 per 28 days;
  • For properties with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000, grants to be £2,000 per 28 days;
  • For properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or over, grants to be £3,000 per 28 days.

If you don't know your property's rateable value, you can check on the Government website

If you’re eligible you can apply for the grant from 10am, Monday 16 November.  

The full list of businesses that are required to close is available here and you can access the detailed eligibility criteria here.  


We will be using information from the business rates database to verify applications. Please ensure you have informed the business rates team of any changes of circumstances before you apply.

Grant application

Need more assistance?

More information about the business grants, including FAQs, is available on the Invest Plymouth website.

If you are unable to complete the form online or have a query that has not been answered above, please contact the Plymouth City Council Business Grant helpline on 01752 308984. This will be open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm from Monday 16 November 2020.

To help our team, please have your Business Rates account number (8 characters, beginning with a 7) ready before calling if possible. 

We expect this number to be busy, so if you are able to complete the form without assistance then please do so. This will enable us to help those who do not have online access or need some help in other ways. 

Please note, the helpline team will be unable to answer any questions about the discretionary Additional Restrictions Grant scheme until we have announced further details.

Additional Restrictions Grant scheme

Plymouth City Council has been allocated £5 million for the discretionary grant scheme, known as the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme.

Details of the scheme will follow shortly, as we first want to better understand the demand and gaps where additional support will be needed for our Plymouth businesses. For the latest updates, please follow our Invest Plymouth Twitter or LinkedIn, or sign up for our email newsletter.

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