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21/01/2022- Liverpool City Region Additional Restrictions Grant 3 NOW CLOSED

The Government has provided Sefton Council (and other neighbouring Local Authorities in the Liverpool City Region) with further Additional Restrictions Grant payments (ARG3). This fund is to support businesses severely impacted by the rise of the Omicron variant and which are not eligible for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant (OHLG).

This grant is now closed


Sefton Council’s ARG3 allocation is £336,185.  The Council anticipates a high demand for this limited ARG3 grant funding, therefore it cannot guarantee that all applications received during the grant window will be approved for a grant payment i.e., the ARG3 grant scheme is not intended to support all businesses and will be targeted at those businesses that have been most severely impacted by the Omicron variant.

In determining the criteria of this grant scheme, the Council has had to balance defraying the small allocation of funding within the shortest period of time and supporting those businesses that can evidence being most impacted by the Omicron variant. 

The ARG3 Grant will be OPEN for applications from 10.00 am on Tuesday 25th January 2022, and CLOSE at 5.00 pm on Monday 7th February  

PLEASE NOTE, applications will be assessed on first come first served basis, we expect demand to be greater than the funding available.

For more details on how to apply click here 

Source: Sefton Council