National and local restrictions business grants

The Council is administering a series of government grants for businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the tier restrictions and national lockdown periods.

You can find detailed information on all available grants on this page.

On 5 January the government announced a further £4.6 billion package of support which includes a one-off payment of up to £9,000 for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses affected by the lockdown that started in January.

We are awaiting further information from the Government on these grants before we can provide information about the eligibility criteria and the application process.

Local restriction support grants

The local restrictions support grants are only available to business rates account holders. If you are not a business rates account holder you may be eligible for the Additional Restrictions Grant.

Important note for existing local restrictions support grant applicants

If you submitted an application for a local restriction support grant between 30 November 2020 and 14 January 2021 you must complete a short online consent form in order to be assessed for the December grants (grants 4,5,6 and 7) – you do not need to complete a new application.

Previous applicants have been emailed this form, however if you applied in this timeframe and did not receive an email you can complete the consent form:

Consent form

If you did not apply for a local restrictions grant before 14 January please apply using the form below. You are only required to complete one application form to be considered for all relevant local restriction support grants.

Please ensure before applying for any grant that you read the eligibility criteria in the relevant section below and only apply if you believe you are eligible.

Apply for local restrictions support grants

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Additional restrictions grant

The additional restrictions grant is a discretionary scheme for micro and small businesses in Hackney that were legally required to close for 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 1

Round 1 of the additional restrictions grant relating to the November 2020 lockdown period closed on 8 January 2021. Applications are now being processed and all applicants will be contacted with the outcome of their application by the end of February 2021.

Round 2

Round 2 of the additional restrictions grant will support those affected by the restrictions in place from 2 December onwards and will launch soon.

Please note that this grant requires a separate application to the local restriction support grants.

Read the government guidance.

Processing your grant application

Each application received must be individually assessed and go through pre-payment checks in line with the Government guidance issued to local authorities.

The Council has dedicated all available resources to process thousands of incoming applications, however it may be several weeks before you are notified of a decision.

Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to respond to the high volume of emails requesting updates on individual applications and would like to reassure you that a grant officer will be in touch once your application has been assessed.

Please continue to check this page for information and updates. If you need to contact the Council directly about the grants (other than checking the status of your application) and you cannot find the information you need on this page, you can email

Page updated on: 15 January 2021