Additional restrictions grant

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides local councils with discretionary grant funding to support businesses severely impacted by coronavirus restrictions and the rise of the Omicron variant.

Read the government guidance for the additional restrictions grant.

Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant fund

We are currently awaiting further guidance from the Government in relation to the administering of the Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant fund, but will be working hard to support Hackney businesses in accessing this funding as quickly as possible once it is available.

Hackney Central Plan: Impact and Ideas Fund  

You must read the funding guidance document before applying.

How to apply

Read the guidance to make sure you are eligible to apply for the fund and the funding is right for your business. Provided your business is eligible, you can apply using our online application form:

Apply now

This application form will open Tuesday 18 January 2022 and close on Monday 14 February 2022 at 9am. You will not be able to access this form outside of these dates. 

You can find a copy of the form questions here.

Adapt Your Business Programme

Using Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) and in partnership with experienced small business advice provider & investment network Newable, the Adapt Your Business Programme is a fully-funded service designed to support local businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic by providing expert business support and advice.

The High Streets and Town Centres Fund (Closed January 2022)

The High Streets and Town Centres fund is now closed and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in no later than 28 February 2022. You can read the guidance here

Round 1 (Closed January 2021)

Round 1 of the additional restrictions grant relating to the November 2020 lockdown period closed on 8 January 2021.

If you have any questions about Round 1 of the ARG funding (closed in 2021) please contact:

Round 2 (Closed March 2021)

Round 2 of the additional restrictions grant closed on 12 March 2021.

If you have any questions about Round 2 of the ARG funding (closed in 2021) please contact:

For all other enquiries please contact

Please do not email us for any information that’s already given on this page.

Page updated on: 19 January 2022