Apply for Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary)

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This Fund is aimed at businesses which – while not legally forced to close – are nonetheless severely impacted by the restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19. If your business has been forced to close, then please apply to the Local Restrictions Support Grant via

A serious misrepresentation in supplying this information may have the following consequences for the signatory that made the misrepresentation:

  • The Council may sue the signatory for damages under the Misrepresentation Act 1967
  • If fraud, or fraudulent intent, can be proved, the signatory may be prosecuted and convicted of the offence or fraud by false representation under s.2 of the Fraud Act 2006, which can carry a sentence of up to 10 years or a fine (or both)
  • The signatory may be excluded from bidding for Council contracts for three years, under regulation 57 (8)(h)(i) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015
Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).
I confirm that within the past 5 years my organisation or any person who has powers of representation, decision or control in the organisation has not been convicted anywhere in the world of any offence listed in the List of Mandatory and Discretionary Exclusions document *
I confirm that my organisation is taking all possible steps to ensure the elimination of offences covered by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 from my organisations supply chains *
I confirm that in the last 5 years, my organisation has not been subject to formal investigation which resulted in a proven case of 'blacklisting' *
I confirm that my organisation has relevant policies and procedures in place to prevent Tax Evasion to ensure the elimination of offences covered by the Criminal Finances Act 2017 from my organisations supply chains *
I confirm I am authorised to submit this application form on behalf of this business *
I declare that my business meets the criteria for the grant I am applying for and the information I have provided is complete and accurate *
I confirm that my business has been severely impacted due to the lockdown restrictions *
I confirm that, including the payment of this grant, my business will not breach the State Aid Regulations *
  • Businesses in the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality sector.
  • Businesses that supply the Retail, Leisure, and Hospitality sector.
  • Business in the Arts, Entertainment and Events sector.
  • Businesses in shared offices or other flexible workspaces.
  • Home-based businesses.
However, this list is not exhaustive and businesses outside the above list are invited to apply through the relevant option below.

Grants awarded by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council will be capped at £3,000 per 4 week period. For businesses with a Rateable Value, the grant levels will mirror the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed). For those businesses without a Rateable Value, the following is an indicative breakdown:

  • £3,000 per 28 day restriction period for larger local businesses
  • £2,100 per 28 day restriction period for small businesses
  • £1,334 per 28 day restriction period for micro-businesses
  • £750 per 28 day restriction period for home based businesses and regular market traders

Additional Details

The Council will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud. Any business caught falsifying their records to gain additional grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back.

This Grant funding is for businesses that are not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant, apart from in very exceptional circumstances. However, Businesses who have applied for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self Employment Income Support Scheme are eligible to apply for this scheme. Please note that if your business has furloughed staff, then it will still be eligible for the Additional Restrictions Grant (Discretionary).

Companies that are in Administration, are Insolvent or where a Striking-Off Notice has been made are not eligible for funding under this scheme.

Eligibility Confirmation
I confirm that this Business is not in Administration, Insolvent or has a Striking-Off Notice made against it, which would make this application ineligible * Grant income received by a business is taxable therefore funding paid under this scheme will be subject to tax. Only businesses which make an overall profit once grant income is included will be subject to tax.
We will use your information to assess your application for financial support. We will confirm information about you and your account from credit referencing agencies and information held by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council to confirm account validity and your identity. If you provide false or inaccurate information, we will record this. If you would like full details on how we use your information, please refer to our privacy policy.
Please choose one of the following options
Are you eligible for Local Restrictions Support Grant funding? *
Please provide an overview of your business’ fixed costs (this can include mortgage/rent, insurances, utilities and business rates)
In order to be eligible for this fund, it is essential for you to clearly demonstrate that your business has been severely impacted by the restrictions put in place to control covid-19. Please summarise your loss of income or reduced sales/activities volumes. In order to ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible, it is vital that you answer this section thoroughly, using information from bank or accounts documentation where possible.
Please provide details
Your Company Details
Date of Birth *
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Did you receive a Business Support Grant during the first national lockdown? *
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Prevention and Detection of Fraud

This council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. Further information.