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Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Business Continuity Scheme

Application Deadline: midnight on Monday 17 January.

The goal of this funding is to try and support as many businesses as possible that have been affected by the restrictions with the money received from government while keeping the individual grant amounts high enough that they will provide meaningful support to those businesses.

Businesses who have received Additional Restriction Grant (ARG) funding under previous rounds of discretionary grant schemes will need to re-apply as eligibility criteria for ongoing support has changed from previous discretionary grant periods.


  • businesses must have a registered address in the West Northamptonshire area to be eligible for this scheme. The business will need to be trading within the West Northamptonshire area. Where a business is registered in another council area (although has a presence in the West Northamptonshire Council area) the council will take a discretionary view on a case-by-case basis
  • businesses must be actively trading or be taking measures to re-open
  • businesses which have been forced to close and remain severely impacted, which are outside of the business rate system, for example shared spaces and market traders, are eligible to apply under this scheme
  • businesses while not legally forced to close but which provide goods or services to a business that is mandated to close are eligible to apply for a grant. This could include, for example, businesses which supply the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors or businesses in the events sector
  • a statement will be required from the company showing that:
    • at least 30 per cent of normally expected revenue has been lost since 1 August 2021

Application Procedure

All payments will be made after the scheme has closed and the level of successful application has been determined to ensure the remaining funding is distributed on a fair and equitable basis between all eligible businesses.

Official Website: Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) Business Continuity Scheme



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