• Additional Restrictions Grant

    Phase 3 is live!

    Information and documentation for Bury Council Additional Restrictions Grant. Applications for Phase 3 will go live 6 April 2021

Page updated 6 April 2021.

Applications now OPEN.

The closing date in our guidance states 23 April 2021 however, we reserve the right to make changes to this deadline at any time.


Bury Council Additional Restrictions Grant Phase 3

Our new phase has multiple funding options available. If you are eligible, you may apply for more than one stream with a single application.

The funding options are as follows:

  • Safe reopening fund
  • Recovery expertise fund
  • Town and district centre independent retail support fund
  • Tourism and culture fund
  • Community facilities, social enterprises and charitable organisations fund

Some successful applicants under phase 1 and phase 2 were paid support payments for the period 23 October 2020 to 12 April 2021 - if you are a new applicant, you may be eligible to apply for a retrospective support payment.

We recommend you read the following information before submitting an application:

You will be able to access the application form on our Application form guidance page.




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If you're concerned about the impact that COVID-19 might have on your business, we are here to help you navigate the latest government information and provide specialist advice.

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If your enquiry is about the scheme generally, email investin@bury.gov.uk.

If you enquiry is about your application, email argrant@bury.gov.uk with your application reference and business name in the email subject.

We expect to receive a high volume of applicants. For this reason, we will not respond to any individual requests for updates within 3 weeks of an application being submitted. We will prioritise the processing of applications in all circumstances.

Please be aware that multiple enquiries prevent a quick turnaround of processed applications.

Please be patient when waiting for a response.

We will continue to keep the Additional Restrictions Grant under review. When changes occur to government guidance or changes occur to Local COVID Alert Levels we will exercise our discretion to make changes accordingly. We will continue to lobby Government for wider business support.

Government Guidance

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) supports businesses that are not covered by other grant schemes or where additional funding is needed.

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides local councils with grant funding to support closed businesses that do not directly pay business rates as well as businesses that do not have to close but which are impacted.

Local councils have the freedom to determine the eligibility criteria for these grants.

Businesses excluded from the scheme

You cannot get funding if:

  • your business is in administration, insolvent or has been struck off the Companies House register
  • you have exceeded the permitted state aid threshold

You must notify your local council if your situation changes and you no longer meet the eligibility criteria. For example, you become insolvent.

The Government has given discretion to local councils to deliver this fund. Government guidance is available however, while this guidance has influenced Bury Council's scheme, there will be some key local exclusions from the outset.

See Gov.uk - Check if you're eligible for the coronavirus Additional Restrictions Grant.

Bury Council will keep this scheme under constant review. As changes to government guidance occur and as changes to Local COVID Alert Levels occur, we will use our discretion to make changes to this scheme accordingly.