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Further £1,334 grant for bowling clubs

Updated: Nov 20, 2020

Many local bowling clubs took advantage of the earlier scheme to recompense them for lost income as a result of the pandemic. Most clubs received £10,000 from Kirklees Council as part of a national scheme. Now a further scheme has been announced which will provide a further £1,334 to those previously provided for through the earlier scheme. This is to compensate for the closure of businesses due to Lockdown2.

I have found details added today of the scheme on the Barnsley MDC and Scarborough MC websites which are listed below. Presumably something similar will appear on the Kirklees website soon. The full information about the scheme is available at the website.

The last paragraph of the information below indicates that previous recipients of the £10,000 may not even have to apply and that their grant will be paid automatically to the same account.

Current schemes

From Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December 2020 new restrictions are in place across England, including the closure of certain businesses and venues. These include:

  • all non-essential retail, including but not limited to, clothing and electronics stores, vehicle showrooms, travel agents, betting shops, auction houses, tailors, car washes, tobacco and vape shops.

  • hospitality venues such as cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars and social clubs; with the exception of providing food and drink for takeaway (before 10pm and not including alcohol), click and collect, drive-through or delivery.

  • indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, such as bowling alleys, leisure centre and gyms, sports facilities including swimming pools, golf courses and driving ranges, dance studios, stables and riding centres, soft play facilities, climbing walls and climbing centres, archery and shooting ranges, water and theme parks.

  • entertainment venues such as theatres, concert halls, cinemas, museums and galleries, casinos, adult gaming centres and arcades, bingo halls, bowling alleys, concert halls, zoos and other animal attractions, botanical gardens.

  • personal care facilities such as hair, beauty and nail salons, tattoo parlours, spars, massage parlours, body and skin piercing services, non-medical acupuncture and tanning salons.

A full list will be provided by the government in the coming days; you can find out more on GOV.UK. Financial support is available to businesses affected by the closures. How to qualify for financial support To qualify for a grant your business must have been:

  • open as usual before any restrictions were in place

  • registered for business rates at the premises on 31 October 2020

  • required to close down due to the restrictions imposed by the government

If you don't have a business rates account, but you can demonstrate that you have fixed property-related costs, please apply for a Discretionary Local Restrictions Support Grant.

How much support you'll receive The payment amount will depend on the rateable value of the property as in the table below. The payment will cover the full four weeks from 5 November to 2 December 2020.

Payments will be made as follows: Rateable value of premises Grant payment per 4 weeks

£15,000 or under £1334

£15,001 to £50,999 £2000

£51,000 or over £3000

Apply for a Local Restrictions Support Grant for a closed business

You don't need to apply if:

  • you received a payment of £10,000 or £25,000 from the original grant schemes. Where it's possible we'll automatically attempt to make a payment to you without the need for an application form. However, you must still be registered for business rates, you must not have changed your bank details and we must be able to identify that the business has had to close.

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