Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

This discretionary grant scheme has now closed for applications.  The District Council is currently processing applications received up to the deadline of 31st May 2021. 


Businesses who have submitted a successful ARG application (and were previously required to close, directly supply businesses in sectors required to close or reliant on venues/events required to close) will be eligible for consideration for an ARG Recovery Grant 
Please note - eligible businesses will be notified direct by the District Council should they be able to apply.

List of Businesses Required to Close Under Second National Lockdown – 5th November – 2nd December 2020

Non Essential Retail:
  • Clothing and tailors
  • Homeware stores
  • Tobacco and vape shop
  • Electronic goods and mobile phone shop
  • Charity shop
  • Photography studios /art shops/antique stores
  • Markets
  • Car and vehicle showroom
  • Car wash
  • Auction house
  • Restaurant
  • Pubs
  • Bars
  • Members club
  • Social club
  • Café
  • Canteen
  • Hotel
  • Hostel
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Self catering accommodation
  • Campsite
  • Caravan site

Personal care facilities and close contact services:
  • Hair, Beauty Nail Salon
  • Tattoo Parlour
  • Body Piercing Centre
  • Spa
  • Massage centre
  • Tanning salon
  • Mobile provision – hair and beauty and other personal care services
Entertainment and tourism:
  • Nightclub, dance hall, discotheques
  • Bingo Hall, casino, betting shop, amusement arcade, adult gaming centre
  • Bowling alley
  • Indoor games, recreation and entertainment venues (eg escape rooms laser quest, go karting)
  • Sexual entertainment venues and hostess bars
  • Cinemas, theatres, concert halls, other music venues
  • Museum/Galleries
  • Theme parks, adventure playgrounds
  • Wildlife centres and any place where animals are exhibited to the public as an attraction
  • Indoor attraction at a historic or stately home or other heritage site
  • Conference centre, exhibition hall

  • Skating rink
  • Dance and fitness studios
  • Gym
  • Sports courts
  • Swimming pool
  • Golf course/driving range/shooting and archery venues
  • Indoor play centre including soft play centres and trampolining centre
Community Facilities:
  • Community Hall used for leisure/community purposes
Place of worship:
  • Place of worship used for leisure/entertainment/community purposes