Covid-19 Business Support Grants

Here you will find information about the grants and financial help available to local businesses as a result of Covid-19 local and national restrictions.

Grants Available


All Local Restrictions Support Grant support schemes and Additional Restrictions Grant support schemes closed on the 31st March 2021

However, a Restart Grant has been introduced from the 1st April 2021. Find out more information below.

Business Support Grants – Update 1 April 2021

As part of the Chancellor's Budget announcement on 3 March 2021, the Government provided details of the Restart Grant scheme to help support non-essential retail, hospitality, accommodation, leisure, personal care and gym businesses in England. This one off grant will be made available to eligible businesses from April 2021 in order to help them reopen safely as lock down restrictions are eased.

We are pleased to confirm that eligible business, who have already received grants under the LRSG schemes have now been paid their Restart Grant (where applicable).  Grant payments totalling £14.1m were made to over 2,000 Doncaster businesses on 8 April 2021. Please allow 3-5 working days for payments to reach your nominated bank account. 

We are now preparing a process for eligible businesses, not covered by this automatic payment to apply. We ask that you remain patient, and check our website regularly for updates.


This grant will provide help and assistance to Doncaster start-ups, micro and small to medium businesses affected by the pandemic and the impacts of Brexit to recover and grow.

Eligible businesses will be able to access grants up to £5,000 to help fund projects in a range of areas.

Potential applicants will need to register their project by calling Business Doncaster on 01302 735555.

Eligibility checks will be carried out and qualifying businesses will be sent an application pack and a business advisor will be appointed to support you through the application process.

The Government has confirmed that all LRSG support grant schemes will close on 31 March 2021. However, any application received under the LRSG (closed business) scheme after 31 March 2021, but before 30 April 2021 will still be awarded the final LRSG (closed business) payment for the period 16 February 2021 to 31 March 2021 only.

Sheffield City Region have confirmed closing dates for the remaining Additional Restrictions Support Grant (ARG) schemes as 31 March 2021. 

As the above schemes are awarded from limited funding given to Sheffield City Region (SCR), we cannot currently confirm if these schemes will also be extended. Regrettably, as remaining funding is limited not all schemes will be subject to additional payments.

We ask that business who have previously received support under any of these schemes remain patient. Should sufficient funding remain available to extend any of the ARG scheme payments, we will automatically identify eligible businesses under the relevant schemes, and where further payments are applicable, we will process payments to you as soon as possible. 

Last updated: 19 April 2021, 13:39

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