Further support for COVID-affected businesses

Calderdale businesses which have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions, or by the Omicron variant, may now be able to apply for grant support.

The latest round of Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) funding is open to businesses which:

  • have been severely impacted by COVID restrictions, or by issues relating to the Omicron variant,


  • have also not previously had an ARG Severely Affected Top-up payment.

All businesses will be paid based on their rateable value. For further guidance about the eligibility criteria and the grants available, visit https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/businesses/grants/arg

Businesses can apply online at the above web page and must include evidence to show fixed costs and losses. This includes bank statements for October, November and December 2021.

Applications need to be received by Monday 28 February 2022 to allow them to be processed before the Government funding deadline of the end of March. The Council will process applications as quickly as possible and all payments will be made by 31 March 2022.