This scheme is for Public Houses/Wine Bars that do not serve substantive meals and have therefore been mandated to remain shut from 2 December 2020 onwards due to the local restriction level in North Yorkshire area being Tier 2 (very high).
Grants under this scheme are available to businesses that:
- Are based in Scarborough borough
- Are public houses/wine bars rated and assessed for Non-Domestic Rates (business rates) purposes – you will need your business rates account reference to apply
- Were operating immediately prior to 5 November 2020
- Do not serve substantive meals and are therefore not permitted to operate under restrictions imposed by Tier 2 upwards.
Public houses/wine bars that are mandated to close under Tier 3, but are permitted to open in Tier 2 are not eligible for this particular scheme.
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 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||£667|
|£15,001 to £50,999||£1,000|
|£51,000 or above||£1,500|
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 (Tier 2 Closed) grants detailed above.
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 are required to remain closed throughout restrictions imposed under Tier 2. In relation to the Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs that are serving substantive meals, are open in Tier 2, but normally derive less than 50% of their income from food sales, please complete the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Open) application.