Grant Funding & Loan Schemes


Businesses who have been severely impacted by restrictions or the rise of the Omicron variant may be eligible for a discretionary support grant.

The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) is a discretionary grant available to self-employed and sole traders as well as small or micro businesses across all sectors.

All businesses must apply for support under this scheme: previous recipients of ARG must re-apply.

The ARG is open to businesses based in the Bristol City Council area, trading on 4 January 2022 with ongoing fixed business-related costs.

To apply, businesses must have identification and documentation as evidence of trading and able to demonstrate you have suffered a significant fall in income (including online activity) due to the restrictions or the rise in the Omicron variant.

Applications close at midday, 12pm on 14 February 2022.

Applications received will be assessed against the eligibility criteria and a one-off payment will be awarded dependent on the size of the business or the rateable value of the business premises.

Please share this information with anyone you think might be eligible.

Funding is limited and there’s no guarantee that every business that meets the eligibility criteria of this scheme will receive a grant.

Awards and payments will only be made when all applications have been assessed. Please apply early, giving accurate information and supporting evidence as this will assist with prompt payment. We cannot accept late applications.