Additional restrictions grant

The additional restrictions grant is a discretionary scheme for micro and small businesses in Hackney that were legally required to close during lockdown and tier restriction periods (but are not business rate account holders) and for those businesses that were not legally required to close but have been severely impacted by the restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19.

Round 2 of the additional restrictions grant is now open for applications, eligibility criteria and how to apply is set out below.

If you are a business rates account holder and your business premises has been legally required to close you may be eligible to apply for a local restriction support grant instead.

Please check you are not eligible for a local restrictions support grant before applying for the additional restrictions grant.

Read the government guidance.

Expected payment dates

Please note that the timelines below above are a guide to when you can expect to receive an outcome on your application, in some circumstances, this can be delayed for individual applicants if we require further information or additional pre-payment checks are required.

Round 1

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

Eligible business will be paid by the end of 5 March 2021.

Round 2

Round 2 is open for applications and closes on Friday 12 March 2021.

If you have previously applied for the Round 1 of the Additional Restrictions Grant you do not need to complete a new application form to be assessed for Round 2 but you are required to complete a short consent form to be assessed for Round 2.

Complete the consent form on this page if you have already applied for Round 1 of the Additional Restrictions Grant.


Application form

Contact us

If you have an enquiry and you can’t find the information you need on this page, you can email

Due to the high volumes of emails we’re receiving, please read the information on this page before emailing us about when you can expect to receive your grant or the grant amounts being paid.

Please don’t email us for any information that’s already given on this page.

Page updated on: 1 March 2021