The Enhanced Additional Restrictions Grant is a limited fund with a fixed budget and a mandated close date of 31 May 2021.

As such, we may have some applications in train that are not fully processed which are eligible. We will continue to process these applications accordingly.

Applications can take up to 15 days to process. We will continue to process applications until the whole fund has been allocated. All updates to your application will be provided via your MyHuntingdonshire account that you applied through.

Log in to your MyHuntingdonshire account.

Once signed in, click on 'Track my requests'

Click on Track my requests on the navigation bar

Click on the 'Complete' tab and then click on the arrow for the relevant application. You can find the application reference number (which is a string of 8 capital letters) on the email that was sent to you when you submitted your application for a grant. It can also be found under the Documents tab, where you application has been uploaded.

Click on Complete and then the go button

This will then open as below - click on the 'Notes' tab to view any updates.

Click on Notes

Please note that a Note will be added here when your application has undergone its initial validation check. We will notify you here if it has passed and moved on to mandatory pre-payment and anti-fraud checks or if it has failed, stating the reasons why

If there are no Notes here your application is still in the queue for review by the team, which we aim to complete within 3-5 working days of submission.

The Enhanced Additional Restrictions Grant is a discretionary scheme for rates paying businesses, that are not eligible for the government’s Restart Grant, to help them return to trading as normal as the government's roadmap out of lockdown progresses.

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Rateable Value Up to £15,000 £15,001 to £51,000 £50,001 or over
Grant per Legal Entity £6,000 £12,000 £18,000

The Enhanced Additional Restrictions Grant is open to businesses that:

  • operate in Huntingdonshire

  • have been in business and paying business rates prior to 1 April 2021

  • have experienced a significant loss of income (over 30%) directly related to the national lockdown restrictions.

This scheme is only open to businesses who were not ordered to close under the current of previous COVID legislation.

This scheme is not available to charities, not-for-profit companies, or community amateur sports clubs.

This scheme is not open to businesses that are eligible for the Restart Grant.

Ratepaying businesses may apply for one payment per separate legal entity (eg per sole trader, partnership, or limited company) rather than per hereditament (building). The level of payment will be based upon the qualifying hereditament with the highest rateable value occupied by the business. The qualifying hereditament must be occupied, not empty, and must be in use by the business shown as the current ratepayer on the business rates database as of 1 April 2021.

The evidence we have requested as part of the application process must be provided to be considered for a grant under this scheme.

Applications can be made via your MyHuntingdonshire account.

If you don't have a MyHuntingdonshire account it's very easy to create one.

Log in to your MyHuntingdonshire account.

Once signed in, click on 'Track my requests'

Click on Track my requests on the navigation bar

Click on the 'Complete' tab and then click on the arrow for the relevant application. You can find the application reference number (which is a string of 8 capital letters) on the email that was sent to you when you submitted your application for a grant. It can also be found under the Documents tab, where you application has been uploaded.

Click on Complete and then the go button

This will then open as below - click on the 'Notes' tab to view any updates.

Click on Notes

Please note that a Note will be added here when your application has undergone its initial validation check. We will notify you here if it has passed and moved on to mandatory pre-payment and anti-fraud checks or if it has failed, stating the reasons whyIf there are no Notes here your application is still in the queue for review by the team, which we aim to complete within 3-5 working days of submission.

A business must have been trading before 1 April 2021.

We will rely on your accountant’s professional judgement to demonstrate 30% or more loss as a result of COVID restrictions.

Yes, provided they are a professionally registered bookkeeper. The letter must be on headed paper with the writer's qualifications clearly shown.

We aim to have processed correctly submitted applications and released payment by 30 June 2021.

The scheme remains open until 31 May 2021, but please be aware it is a limited fund and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. If the fund is fully allocated before 31 May, we will update the website and will stop accepting applications.

Grant income received by a business is taxable, therefore the Enhanced Additional Restrictions Grant will be subject to tax. Only businesses that make an overall profit once grant income is included will be subject to tax.

Recipients of grant funding must comply with all the scheme conditions, including State subsidy requirements and the provision of information to the local authority to support monitoring and assurance. By accepting the grant, each recipient confirms that they are compliant with the conditions for the scheme.

If a local authority subsequently finds that this self-declaration is incorrect, it will be able to take action and the business would be liable for clawback.

No, town and parish councils are not eligible.

No, this scheme is to support eligible businesses outside of the Restart Grant scheme who are within the business rates system.

A business does not have to apply and may decline the grant.

In accordance with the government’s guidance, applications to the grant fund will be subject to anti-fraud checks (including with government appointed third-party agencies) prior to payment of grants. If fraudulent claims are subsequently detected after the grant is awarded, we reserve the right to pursue reclaiming those monies.