Liverpool City Region Additional Restrictions Grant 3

The Government has provided Liverpool City Council, and the other neighbouring local authorities in the Liverpool City Region, with Additional Restrictions Grant 3 (ARG3) funding.

This grant closed on Friday 4th February at 5pm

This fund is designed to support businesses severely impacted by the rise of the Omicron variant and it will be allocated to those most in need, in particular businesses in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation sectors.

Liverpool City Council’s ARG3 allocation is £622,981.34. We anticipate high demand for funding and cannot guarantee any application will be approved.

What businesses can apply?

This fund is for Micro and Small businesses, as described under the Companies Act 2006, that are not eligible for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant. See the list of businesses that can apply below:

  • Accommodation - not Airbnb
  • Breweries
  • Caterers and catering suppliers/equipment
  • English language schools
  • Entertainment industries such as self-employed/professional musicians, promoters, artist agents/management companies
  • Events industries such as marquee, sound and lighting, security company, event entertainment agency, event planner and management, event photographer, event and hospitality staffing agency
  • Freelance and mobile businesses such as caterers, events, hair, beauty
  • Gyms
  • Hospitality businesses
  • Leisure businesses
  • Nightclubs
  • Personal care
  • The travel and tourism sector e.g. group travel, travel agents, tour operators and facilitators, coach operators, limousine hire
  • Theatres
  • Wedding-related businesses
  • Wholesalers
  • Those in the hospitality and leisure sector supply chain

A business will not receive a grant if it:

  • is dissolved or about to be dissolved
  • is insolvent or if insolvency action had been instigated against it, including any petition or where a striking off notice has been made
  • is dormant - not trading but not insolvent
  • has ceased trading
  • is not viable

The evidence you need

You will need a number of documents, evidence and proofs to complete the application form. Use the checklist below to gather all the information you need before you apply and be sure to read the guidance notes carefully. 

Apply now

Businesses can only apply for one grant per business. If your business has several premises in the Liverpool City Region, please apply to the borough where your largest site is based.

You must complete this form in one session. You cannot save it and return to it later. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

This grant is now closed

All applications must by submitted by 5pm on Friday 4th February 2022.

How are applications processed and checked?

The council will use online resources, for example Companies House, Experian and the Insolvency Register, to verify the information provided on the self-declaration form

Information and data will be shared with government under the National Fraud Initiative (NFI). This matches electronic data within and between public and private sector bodies to prevent and detect fraud.

If you provide false or inaccurate information, the council will take appropriate action. Full details on how we use and store your information are in the Additional Restrictions Grant 3 Privacy Policy and Terms.