About this funding
On 21 December 2021, the Government announced that a further £102 million would be made available for Local Authorities, through a top-up to the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) in order to allow us to further support businesses across Central Bedfordshire. The Government published revised guidance on eligibility for the ARG on 12 January 2022, to set out that this funding is aimed at supporting those businesses severely impacted by the rise of the Omicron variant.
Only businesses that were open and actively trading on 30 December 2021 are eligible for the Central Bedfordshire Council ARG Scheme (Round 5).
The Additional Restrictions Grant funding will be prioritised for non-rated, Central Bedfordshire-based businesses in the Hospitality, Leisure and Accommodation sectors which have been severely impacted by the rise of the Omicron variant.
View our Additional Restrictions Grant Fund (Round 5) guidance for full details of the ARG (Round 5) scheme, including eligibility, grant amounts and how we will prioritise funding.
How do I apply?
To apply for an Additional Restrictions Grant (Round 5), you must complete and submit this form. You must also provide proof of your eligibility.
All applications will be validated and a determination made as to whether the business is eligible for a grant and how much. Payment will be made as soon as practical after the application period has ended and all assessments have been made.
You will be required to provide a bank statement for your business account covering December 2021, to show that the business was open and actively trading on 30 December 2021. This must be the account that your grant will be paid into and must confirm the trading style of the business.
The application period for ARG (Round 5) funding has now closed. We are assessing all the applications we have received and you will receive a decision about your application as soon as possible.
The information you submit on this form will be processed by Central Bedfordshire Council. We will carry out checks for verification purposes and will also check the information held on Central Bedfordshire Council's systems.
We will share application information (including personal and supporting information) to external third parties for verification or assessment purposes. We will share application information (including personal and supporting information) as considered necessary, to our funding partner Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy for reporting purposes. Such information may subsequently be shared with relevant government departments, including HMRC.
We will not share your data with other organisations or individuals for any other purpose, unless the law allows it (for example for the prevention and detection of fraud). All information is processed in accordance with the Council's Data Protection policy.
If you wish to request any changes to the way your data is used for the purposes of processing this application, including the withdrawal of consent, you can exercise your rights under GDPR in writing to the Council's Data Protection Officer. Your consent is necessary to establish your eligibility and to authorise any payments made. If you withdraw your consent, we will not be able to continue with your application.
Start a form
Please click on the start button below to start a new application. You must confirm that you have read, understood and consented to your data being processed for the purposes of assessing your eligibility for an Additional Restrictions Grant.
The application period for ARG (Round 5) funding has now closed. Any forms received after 21 February 2022 will be treated as invalid.