Local Restrictions Support Grants (LRSG) and Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) to businesses

Business Support Grant Flowchart

Business support grants: Which business support grant should I apply for?

The information on this page is based on current government guidance and may be subject to change or further refinement

Grant schemes

There are three grant schemes available to businesses that have been closed or severely impacted by the Tier 2 (LCAL High)/Tier 3 (LCAL Very High)/Tier 4, National Sector Closure or National Lockdown Restrictions.

The lump sum payments for businesses required to close during the current lockdown will be automatically generated to businesses that have been forced to close and have made a successful application to Grant 1.

  1. Businesses with a Rateable Value that have been forced to close
  2. Businesses with a Rateable Value that have been financially severely impacted
  3. Businesses without a Rateable Value that have been either closed or severely impacted

A business that has been unable to provide its usual in-person customer service from its premises e.g. a restaurant that has had to close its substantive business, but is providing a takeaway service, is deemed to be closed.

These grants are funded through the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed), Local Restrictions Support Grant (Sector), Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) Addendum and Additional Restrictions Grant schemes.


Following continued restrictions beyond 2 December 2020 further payments due will be automatically generated for the majority of businesses still forced to close or severely impacted by restrictions. By accepting the grant all businesses will be deemed to have declared themselves still eligible to receive it. If further information is required we will be in touch with individual businesses.

Application methods

If you are able to apply online (using the links above), this is the quickest way for your application to be processed. If you have any problems with the online form, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you.

To request a paper application form please, email business.support@lancaster.gov.uk or telephone Customer Services on 01524 582000 with your details and request.


We need to collect and use information about people (“personal data”) in order to provide public services and carry out our duties as a local authority. Our privacy statement explains why and how we use personal data and how we protect your privacy.

Help and support

If you have any questions about the this scheme, please contact the Business Support Team by email at business.support@lancaster.gov.uk, or call Customer Services on 01524 582000 to arrange a call back.

Please sign up for our Business Support updates to receive the latest business grant and business support information.