COVID19 Business Grants for the Tier 2 Lockdown

As you will know we have been placed in Tier 2 – the High Category – from the 2 December 2020.  We will continue to take applications for the LRSG national grant after the 1 December 2020 but further business grants will be available to affected businesses from the 2 December 2020.  Businesses that are closed – such as bars – from the 2 December 2020 will be able to apply for a new Tier 2 LRSG grant at

Please note that ‘the 5 days of Christmas’ will not affect entitlement to business grants paid during the Tier 2 lockdown.  The BEIS have confirmed that we can pay affected businesses for these 5 days.

There is also a small Discretionary Grant Scheme to these new Tier 2 grants from the 2 December 2020.  Mid Sussex DC are hoping to announce further details about the discretionary scheme later this week.  Can I please remind all businesses and organisations to apply to the COVID19 Additional Restrictions Discretionary Grant Scheme we recently approved – please see – the discretionary grant scheme applies to all businesses affected and not just those closed.  Please note that applications for this funding window close at midnight on Friday 13 December 2020.

You would need to apply for the business grants funded by the Government at

Mr Kevin Stewart, FIRRV, MAAT, MCMI

Business Unit Leader Revenues and Benefits

Mid Sussex District Council

Tel: 01444 477229