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The Christmas Support Payment (CSP) for wet-led pubs supports pubs that predominantly serve alcohol rather than provide food and have been severely impacted over the festive season due to temporary local restrictions.
Eligible businesses may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of £1,000 from their local council in areas under Tier 2 or Tier 3 local restrictions.
Local councils will use their discretion to identify the right businesses to receive this funding.
Your pub may be eligible if you:
You cannot get funding if your business:
You must notify your local council if your situation changes and you no longer meet the eligibility criteria.
EU state aid rules apply to all payments made before 1 January 2021.
The Christmas Support Payment (CSP) counts towards the total de minimis state aid you’re allowed to get over a 3 year period – €200,000.
If you have reached the de minimis threshold, you may still be eligible for funding under the COVID-19 Temporary Framework. The limit for this framework is €800,000 under Section 3.1 of the Framework.
If you have already reached the de minimis threshold and the €800,000 limit under the COVID-19 Temporary Framework, you may be able to receive further grant funding. This is subject to a number of conditions under Section 3.12 of the Temporary Framework.
Your local council will ask you to complete a declaration confirming that:
The undertaking in difficulty test does not apply to small and micro undertakings (less than 50 employees and less than €10 million of annual turnover or annual balance sheet), unless any of the following apply:
Local councils will use their discretion to determine whether businesses meet the eligibility criteria for this grant scheme.
Eligible businesses will be paid a one-off lump sum of £1,000.
Visit your local council’s website to find out how to apply.
Find the website for your local council.Published 11 December 2020Las
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