Covid-19 Business Support: We're Here To Help 

Updated: 9th April 2021



• Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)

• Government’s Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG)

• Vital support for Plymouth pubs and further help for hospitality businesses (18th December)

National Lockdown - Grants (5th Jan 2021)

Update on Tier 3 & Lockdown Business Grants 2021 (19th Jan 2021)

• Discretionary funding available to support businesses during lockdown (29th Jan 2021)

• Update on the ARG discretionary grants (2nd Feb 2021)

Update on outstanding ARG grants and upcoming LRSG (Feb 16th - March 31st 2021)

• Grant funding for Tier 2 & 3 from december 2020 still available - Deadline 31st March 2021 (26th March 2021)

Applications for new Restart Grants now open (12th April 2021)

• New discretionary funding available to support Plymouth businesses from 27th April 2021 (26th April 2021)

For more information about the ARG and LRSG grant schemes, including how to apply, please see:


Plymouth City Council’s dedicated COVID-19 webpages

Invest In Plymouth dedicated COVID-19 Portal
Support and advice for businesses
COVID-19 Hospitality & Tourism Advice

National Lockdown - Guidance for Businesses (5th Jan 2021)

• Preparing for reopening from 12th April - Get your FREE reopening signage and decal pack (1st April 2021)

• Waterfront Businesses, getting ready to bounce back - carefully from 12th April (9th April 2021)



• On Course SW -
• Free Online Event: Preparing your business for post-COVID success with PWP (held on 18th Feb 2021)

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership has been working closely with Plymouth City Council and other partners to inform Waterfront BID Members of the rapid changes and enable them to receive support and grants and funds released by the Government.


The BID’s role is as important as ever, representing over 900 businesses across the Barbican, Sutton Harbour, Queen Anne’s Battery, Hoe, Millbay, Royal William Yard, Mount Batten and Mayflower Marina. We are doing everything we can to support the Waterfront business community during these difficult times.


Our key priority right now is helping bring footfall back to the Waterfront in a safe, controlled manner.


Your Waterfront BID is also:


• Continuing to lobby on behalf of businesses for further support.

• Working with our partners on a co-ordinated approach to opening up the city.

• Provide you with the information you need to re-open safely.

• Helping establish our plans for long-term recovery.


We will continue to keep you informed, with regular updates on support and guidance available to you, and to help keep you, your staff and customers safe. Please check our website, social media channels on Facebook and Twitter and newsletters for the latest information.

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