For businesses which were significantly affected or forced to close when Norwich was put into Tier 2 local restrictions between 2 December and 25 December 2020.
To qualify for this funding, the business must have been trading from specific business premises on 1 December 2020 (or would have been had national restrictions not been in place) and will operate within the following sectors:
- Hospitality (eg restaurants, pubs, bars, cafés)
- Hotels and bed and breakfasts
- Leisure (eg entertainment venues, museums, clubs, cinemas, public halls, tourist attractions)
- Businesses within the wedding industry (e.g. bridal & formal wear shops, wedding organisers, event caterers)
- Local suppliers to the leisure and hospitality sectors
- Local gyms and indoor sports clubs / facilities (including bows clubs)
A qualifying business must not have received more than €800,000 of state aid in the past three years and been solvent.
You do not have to be a rate-paying business to qualify for this grant (or council tax in the case of bed and breakfasts). Any non-rated business that has previously received a grant from Norwich City Council under the Discretionary Business Grant or Additional Restrictions Grant schemes and meets all other criteria may also apply.
The grant is based on the rateable value of the business property:
|£15,000 or under||£801|
|£15,001 - £59,999||£1,200|
|£51,000 and over||£1,800|
All non-rated businesses and bed and breakfasts will automatically be classified in the rateable value category £15,000 or under.
Businesses unable to open at all during the Tier 2 restrictions, eg pubs that did not serve food, will be entitled to a 30% uplift on the above amounts to reflect their inability offer direct in-person services.
Final payments will be made be 30 April 2021.