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SWT opens Additional Restrictions Grant scheme

27 November 2020 : Council news, Business

SWT’s grant scheme providing extra support for businesses affected by the current national lockdown is now open.  
The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) is part of a package of measures announced by the government to assist businesses severely impacted by restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19.
SWT’s Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) will provide assistance to those that were not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) for businesses that were required by law to close for 28 days during the national lockdown from 5 Nov to 2 Dec 2020.
Any business owner or sole trader whose business has been severely impacted by Covid-19 restrictions can apply for the ARG including homeworkers and mobile workers.
These could be:
  • Businesses within the business rates system which may not legally be forced to close, but are nonetheless impacted.
  • Businesses outside the business rates system which have been effectively forced to close, or have been impacted.
Online applications with all relevant supporting information must be submitted before the closing date at 9am on Monday 14 December.
The application process can be accessed at
All applications received during the application window will be assessed in line with our policy.
The scheme is not open to those that have or are expected to receive an LRSG. If you pay business rates and were ordered to close for this period you can still apply for the LRSG on Covid Business Support Grants.
If you are unable to complete an online form or have any queries about the scheme please email us at