Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open)

This grant scheme is for businesses that are liable to pay Non-Domestic Rates (including if your bill shows 100% relief), that are operational and have been severely impacted from 2 December 2020 onwards by Tier 2 Local Restrictions.


Grants under this scheme are available to businesses that:

  • Are based in Scarborough borough
  • Are liable for payment of Non-Domestic Rates
  • Were operating immediately prior to 5 November 2020
  • Are operational from 2 December 2020 onwards
  • Have been significantly impacted as a result of localised COVID-19 restrictions
  • Aimed particularly at hospitality, hotel, bed & breakfast and leisure businesses

Grants will not be considered where:

  • Businesses can adapt to continue operations effectively
  • Other factors are accountable for reductions in footfall such as seasonal trade

Amount of funding available to businesses

The amount available to businesses depends on the rateable value of the qualifying premises. Payments will be paid fortnightly to each eligible business rated assessment to cover the period whilst North Yorkshire remains subject to Tier 2 (LCAL2) restrictions. Businesses with more than one eligible property will receive more than one grant. 

Rateable value of premises

Grant payment per fortnight

£15,000 or under


£15,001 to £50,999


£51,000 or above


Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs

This is a Government announced one-off payment of £1,000 per wet led pub where Tier 2 restrictions were imposed on 2 December 2020. To qualify for this payment the business must certify that they derive less than 50% of their income from food sales. By completing the application form below you are certifying that this applies to your business. Evidence can be requested from you to prove this and may form part of the post assurance checks carried out. The application form is also for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) grants (LRSG(open)) detailed above and you may still qualify for the LRSG (open) grant even if you do not qualify for the Christmas support payment.

Applications in relation to The Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs must be received no later than 31 January 2021.

You should only complete this form if you served substantive meals prior to 5 November 2020 and are permitted to open under Tier 2 restrictions. In relation to the Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs that did not serve substantive meals prior to 5 November, and have been mandated to close under Tier 2 restrictions, please complete the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Tier 2 Closed) application.